Introducing the October 2008 Readers – 2. Rob A. Mackenzie

I’m reading on Sunday, so here’s a poem – light verse, I suppose. It’s not in the forthcoming book and I doubt I’d send this to any magazine, so it may as well go here.

Credit Crunch

Economists agree a mousehole is a last resort,
but not without merit. Cheese is currency when money
has no object. It can’t buy even a crumb
of love and lacks the crunch of, for example, celery,
but comes freely available on kitchen floors.

What does it credit anyone to gain
a notional treasure, pay back
more than they’ve borrowed, and lose the lasting
tang of gorgonzola? A mousehole spans the bottom
rung on the cheese ladder. No interest so far.

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    • Jannie Funster
    • October 7th, 2008

    My mouse gnawed a hole the shape of a heartin my plastic piggy bank.Thought Texas mice were differentfrom Nova Scotia mice,Apparently not.I do like their bagpipesongs tho, wafting up fromthe baseboard as I check mybank balance onlineOnce I’m sure they playedhound of the sub-prime Baskerville.From: L. Cohen’s cousin’s former roomate’s current chef

    • Rob
    • October 9th, 2008

    Thanks Jannie. That’s a great title you have (I mean the LC’s cousin’s former… thing). I am a big Cohen fan.

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