A Tale of Two Marks


Joan Didion quoting William Butler Yeats
Zimmerman singing of pumps and vandals
Robert Johnson at the crossroads
You know – pick your poison, doll-face

The signs are everywhere
But no one sees the storm
When buying RayBans
And sunscreen
The former to sift through
The smoke and the latter fully
Deductible under most current
Health care plans to put ultra
Violet on hold one leans into ethics
Good humor and hope to ease
The suffering he has known
Another buys a top-down Porsche
To prop up an image he thought
He once saw
Both are on the path
One will give and be given
Another will take and be taken
According to Paul
Will be received
In Graceland



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