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Ticklish Yuppie

By Christopher Vola

Wake up!

Don’t stagger, stare
and think
like a cheeseburger –
not like that.

Exchange gunfire
in chronic rehab

visit the aroma
of marijuana
that greets the smack-fiend

and national garbage
on the Subway.

Ride blonde flip-flops
in their iPad
life so seriously.

It isn’t permanent.

Red sprawls,
fraying advertisements,

A black hand clutching a bottle
of el mundo! The same picture that
glares down
at the passengers.

You won’t find the residue.

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