July 2005 / Volume Six / Issue Four
Brian McGettrick
People Gather Around Mistakes

sent on a work
errand to the
bank to lodge
cheques.

I am destined
to be captured
in the long
lines of
this life.

and more than that
along with the extreme
central heating which
precipitates the removal
of coat and hat I am
beginning to check the
teller has processed all
the cheques
before
leaving

as I have
had to
return on
several
occasions

to queue and repeat
the whole meaningless
process again to have
the teller not even
recognize me.
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