Magnificat : Suburban Shopping Mall

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,
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


2 thoughts on “Magnificat : Suburban Shopping Mall

  1. Amita Paul

    Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo;
    He hath shewed strength with his arm:

    An ironic take on a common prayer, portraying the God in the Machine ( the rich and powerful people in the sedan ) as wantonly cruel .

    “ As flies to wanton gods”, too, would be an appropriate incipit.

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