Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 146 Points (20 May 1956 / dublin)

ambition


The trouble with the greasy pole is this,
its slippage demands, you stand,
on someone elses shoulder,
for balance,
and tightly must you hold
the ankles above and maybe the shoes.
The one above too does the same.
The position is precarious,
should slippage come, and grip
slip,
and then like Icarus
you slide.

The pole is not so good,
it is a greasy pole.

Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Edited: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Topic of this poem: business


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