Jody Azzouni


Handsome is as handsome does

Originally published in Pleiades 19:1, Winter, 1999
Added 11/11/2019
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Handsome is as handsome does

Poem | Jody's Notes


I prefer the little evils,

the holocausts of inconvenience.

I shingle up to my victims,

and while time clods along,

my fingers dance around the moments

like ghosts. Magicians steal insight:

I prefer the more tangible rewards

sleepy pockets offer.

Each wallet is a tame world

with its tiny economy,

flat people,

and leather borders.

As God must,

I skip from world to world,

take what I want,

and leave the rest in the trash.