The Salesman

The salesman
On the stairway
Looks up to see
Nude women
In the window

Their skin is pink
His tongue is pink
He is afraid
He may never speak again
He is ashamed of color

From the middle of his eye
The blackest river
Poured out
We rode it to heaven
On little boats
Everyone was nude

He was never
Ashamed
Of color
Again

The salesman
On the stairway
Looks down
At his shaking hands
They are pink

Next Article

County Fair