Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Machiavelli has been working long  hours
In an antique store in Little
That the neighborhood disappeared years ago
Beneath entrances to the
Battery Tunnel
Does not disturb him. He has posted a sign
“Men judge generally more by the eye
Than by the hand, for all can see
And few can feel. Everyone sees
What you appear to be, few really know
What you are. You break it, you bought it.”
After work, he goes to a tavern
With the other dead of the neighborhood.
He pays his shot, buys the occasional round
And is generally well-liked.

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