Monday 18 July 2022

The other F word


Sitting in a swivel chair

looking every bit the writer

pocket notebook out

scribbling with intent

about neon blue pillars

and neon orange cubicles

and the neon lacquered nails

of one of the employees

who pads across the lobby 

like the rest of the staff 

suitless,tieless and generally unavailable

My toes dancing to the piped hip hop-

Wanna Talk Finance-

because they could in a swivel chair-

and overlooking the one kiosk in operation

a poster of yer man, 

who knows fifty ways to kill the Mammy

suggesting a chat 

to discuss my financial well being

When did banks get to swivel like this?

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