Ken Poyner

Economic Mobility

In a few years, with my own
Capitalist endeavors spent and the last
of my energy but a sliver of silver
on a stray pond bottom,

I could be redirected, wind up
as some minor character on the dark side,
a voice-over of myself, bent
and steady and your very fine
alternative ending.

Ken Poyner has long since lost track of his youth, but is becoming familiar with his old age.