Poetry

Joe Dolce: Four Poems

Arl   The first memorable thing about my accountant Arl he precisely tapped the large calculator keys with his right hand without looking once eyes fixed to the left on my pencil-scribbled figures his error-free tally finished he pulled a Zippo out give me all the cash in your wallet he said why? I asked It is completely unnecessary to pay all this tax so you might as well burn the money now later I discovered he was a practicing Catholic a volume of Martin Luther King’s Strength to Love pride-of-place amongst tax and law tomes Arl invited me to…

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