Monday, July 21, 2014

In This Recession

detail, public sculpture, buenos aires - photo: ralph murre

In This Recession
by Megan Webster

I’m sorry I feel such delight
when your dad’s just passed away—

I’ve been there, aving Haknow the pain
& scold myself for letting

joy flare up my world
while yours shrouds with gray.

Yet . . . I cannot deny
that your morning call—

requesting my new address
to overnight the five grand

you owe me—has lifted
my heart to delirious heights.                                                                                  

 ~  first published in The San Diego Poetry Annual