Magnificat : Suburban Shopping Mall

small-town
small-time dealer,
five dollar wraps
weekdays in the
shopping mall carpark
Saturdays behind
the Diamond Bar,
crumpled currency
changing hands,
churned in sweatpalmed
assignations between
college kids trailertrash
loners losers;
The 4-door Sedan appeared,
wound down its window
called him over,
spoke,
smalltime shrugged,
his smalltown demeanour
got mistaken
for an insult;
Deus Ex Machina,
they took what smalltime
wasn’t willing to give,
they left him
beside the shopping mall,
his crumpled life
changing hands
in the dust,
loners losers trailertrash
college kids interrupted
their smalltown assignations,
to watch as the Sedan
wound up its window
and
disappeared.

 

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