Treasure Island

John Libertus


If Bread is All, Baby


If bread is all, baby,
the fat man on the corner
has a ticket to heaven
in his billfold -

If bread is all, baby,
the rich boy with the car
keeps love stashed
in his glovebox -

If bread is all, baby,
the man with the big house
decorates its rooms
with ecstasies -


But if you think so, baby,
why did you read this?

Submitted: Friday, May 05, 2006
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  • Will Barber (5/5/2006 6:27:00 PM)

    Got a chuckle. Read it because you told me to. If bread is all, how poor am I! And yet how rich I am, having such (online) friends. (Report) Reply

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