Hot isn’t it! While you’re waiting for my American Hustle poem, here is one I prepared earlier:

CEO

(In Treatment)

 

In therapy,

A man is talking about his daughter

A fillial email lights up his face

Her life glowing from the iphone in his palm

She’s in Rwanda, ministering to the poor –

Overwhelmed yet ecstatic,

Drowning the nightly intensity

With vodka.

She is throwing her life away

In public service,

Risking everything for no money.

 

Stepping off the plane in Kigali,

He is set for rescue

And the miscue is resonant

A symptom of his fathering –

Best not to allow his Harvard girl

To waste her SATs.

 

After, he is discussing his euphemism

And how uselessness has caught up with him,

At 75

Lying in his hospital bed,

They are both there,

The reality of his act

Shocked into their faces, like

A trip through the windscreen.

 

His colleagues had already abandoned him

Due to market forces

And no-one else is doing what he expects.

After all these years of

Providing,

How can the world prove so empty?

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