Fiduciary Poem By Randall Mann

Fiduciary Poem By Randall Mann

the relationship between,
blackbird and fencepost, between,
the cow and its egret, the field,
and wildflowers overrunning the field—
so little depends upon their trust.
Here, in God we trust
to keep our cash and thoughts in line—
in the sky, an unexplained white line
could be the first of many omens.
But this is no country for omens,
the line as chalky as the moon,
bleak and useless as the moon
now rising like a breath of cold air…
There is gullibility in the air.

Randall Mann
first published in Poetry, vol. CLXXX, no. 2, May 2002

Fiduciary Poem By Randall Mann

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