by Lynn Patrick Smith

These Little Scenes

The angora night
ignores the man
standing at an angle
against the disabled elevator
chanting about angels.

By the nearly naked
vacant lot
the Palomino Limo
looking for a parking place
barely misses
the Masquerading Mercedes
in cascading rain.

In a crowd
it’s easy to pick out
the crazed accountant
with his fettuccini ledgers
leaking loopholes and nooses.

The inconvenient couple
in constant battle,
with whistle-stop talk
rattling waiting room mood,
travel by elevator and limo
dangle on loopholes
and nooses.

-originally appeared in These Little Scenes, Fireweed Press, 2006, by Lynn Patrick Smith.