Glass Poetry Press


Volume One Issue One

Joseph Reich

from Twelve Odd Stanzas Involving Culture

3. Honest Living

i want to meet the man
of the house of blue lights
the electrician the handyman
maybe called by a nickname
like bob the slob sam the man
who's job it is to test to tweak
to tug to twist in bulbs when
they ain't working no more
on call around the clock
like some diligent doc
and perhaps when he's
done gets a nice nod
or wink from a lady of the night
working her window then returns
back shuffling down cobblestone
toulouse bourbon new orleans