Rob McClure


Liquid Dates

that day in Spring
taking stock by the rise of the bank
and pooling our liquid assets.
Getting our feet wet.

that day in Summer
riding the dip and laundering
till the bubble burst.
Taking a bath.

that day in Fall
flooding the market,
deposits in a capital drain.
All washed up.

that day in Winter
pulling the plug
on our final liquid date.
Leaving us underwater.

Rob McClure‘s creative work (under the name Rob McClure Smith) has appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, Gettysburg Review, New Ohio Review, Fugue, Manchester Review, and many other magazines.