Decline of the West, or Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop

— John Landry

for Oswald Spengler

How ungrateful
& how horrible it must be
        to be so un-satisfied

The psychiatrist
        who was convicted
                of Medicare fraud
once drove a Beemer & now
gets around in a little Ford

The blond mistress who helped
        to cook his books
used to arrive with 2 Great Danes
now she walks 2 Chihuahuas

One thought on “Decline of the West, or Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop

  1. John, thank you for introducing us to Barbara Ras’ "Last Skin" poem! Is there an "attachment-to-things" motif going on? How "horrible it must be to be unsatisfied" indeed! Let’s all try to be Buddhist like Robbie! In the scheme of the universe, we are so small to be wanting so much.

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