Jack Agüeros - 1934-2014
Sonnet Substantially Like the Words of F Rodriguez One Position Ahead of Me on the Unemployment Line
It happens to me all the time--business Goes up and down but I'm the yo-yo spun Into the high speed trick called sleeping Such as I am fast standing in this line now. Maybe I am also a top; they too sleep While standing, tightly twirling in place. I wish I could step out and listen for The sort of music that I must make. But this is where the state celebrates its sport. From cushioned chairs the agents turn your ample Time against you through a box of lines. Your string is both your leash and lash. The faster you spin, the stiller you look. There's something to learn in that, but what?