Sunday, March 09, 2014


I’m the eccentric
at the wine bar
— corner table
that juts out
into foot traffic.
Italian wine.  Day-

dreaming intolerably
of Venice.  No-
thing seems right
except that I write
this.  The table
next to me is

SALES (all
caps because
sales is very loud).
I’m a sales magnet.
Hand gestures are
important; must

meet inspection.
“January, I’ll pack a bag
in January!” shouts SALES.