Coffee Is For Closers

Thu 01 February 2001
By John Mark Schofield in Poetry

I dance in waves of Limited Liability Companies
visions of stock options swirling in my head as I
work for frenzied hucksters
with smiling faces and fuck-you eyes.

Polished liars who think "Glengarry Glen Ross" is a comedy
and quote lines from it as often as "South Park."

Here it’s about sales.
Moving product
and what have you done for me this month?
It’s about the cash and cars
and trips to Vegas and
strippers with high firm tits
and flat stomachs.

Are you a closer?