Poems of the Week

Bent Out of Shape

by Barbara Loots

“… Earth Fare is not in a financial position
to continue to operate on a go-forward basis.”
—Associated Press

The thing to retrace is
our go-backward basis:

the go-inward viewing
of go-outward doing,

the upward enhancing
of downward financing.

On-going contortions
have sucked up our fortunes.

Our present condition?
Go-nowhere position.