James Morris

Dole Day

He folded his lottery ticket
Like a handkerchief.
In his top pocket.

Like spurting champagne
The tramp puked up.
In the fine rain.

A delicate spider’s web
Sparkling in the wet.
Like a necklace.


Slouched at the counter or desk; the opposite of statuesque.
A sort of active indolence; a sort of passive insolence.
A sort of excessive leisure; an expressive pleasure.

She arrives expressionless; giving away nothing.
The 'Scrounger' at least giving of himself.

James Morris © 2015