Lawrence S. Pertillar
Lawrence S. Pertillar Poems
$10 A Gallon?
$10 a gallon?
'Does that really matter now?
When it approached
One dollar per gallon...
You should have voiced your concern then!
Not when your pockets have gotten thin.
And deepened to hold more lint!
You want to make cents?
Put these sunglasses on.
Grab a twig from a bush...
And get to begging!
You might gain some sympathy,
From someone who recognizes you are in disguise.
And they are in the mood,
To share with you their good attitude.
IF they have some of 'that' left! '
Today it matters less,
How one dresses to impress.
Or speaks with a calm voice,
Filled to the brim delivering sincerity.
And smiling gently as eyes sparkle bright.
Fixed on another and emitting to emote,
Nothing but the purest intention.
And an honesty blood hounds,
Would never sniff around to suspect deception.