Poetry -- 2nd Place | News | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Poetry -- 2nd Place 

Pin It
Favorite

Bands of neon soldiers hold their swords


high, keep the booze-encrusted rows


ignited inside


as if to endure the heat coming off from track-


lit kindling and warn customers how


social reform often begins away from home.


The air out here is much cooler and better


for requiting feelings for the blind man


resting his polka-dot cane up against


an empty barrel of trash—its lid


serves as a display:


“The best nation in the world is a donation.”


No sunglasses hide the constant


equinox from pupil to retina


and handouts aren’t his specialty—


that’s what the chocolate bars are for.


White, almond, crackle, dark.


This order sticks constant. Something


like an enthusiastic nod can


distinguish the big bills from the ones


who smell of illumination and cheap liquor;


that societal compost for the tip-toeing sort.

Pin It
Favorite

About The Author

Jeffrey Ingram

Latest in News

  • A Question of Time

    As advocates seek Board of Pardons' compliance with audit, inmates languish under arbitrary sentences.
    • Jun 21, 2017
  • In Bloom

    Iosepa comes alive for a weekend to celebrate exodus centennial.
    • Jun 14, 2017
  • The Amazing Race

    Stacking up 18 congressional hopefuls on the Chaffetz-O-Meter.
    • Jun 7, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

‚Äč

Readers also liked…

  • No Way Out

    Recent death of a veteran prosecutor highlights trend of suicide by child porn suspects.
    • Aug 10, 2016
  • Triple Irony

    In the local "Godzilla vs. Goliath" media fight, we remain David
    • Nov 4, 2015

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation