Friday, October 28, 2011

Necktie


By David Roth
© 28th October, 2011

I begin each day
by intentionally
strangling
myself
with
sixty inches
of hand stained
artfully woven
intricately stitched
imported Italian silk
stretched taught like otter skin
on a Cherokee drumhead
turned and pulled;
cut at just the right angle
that the laser straight lines
of the weaver’s loom
now hang a perfect downward slant
of elegant gold, regal burgundy
and a microscopic dab of ketchup
in the middle most golden stripe
no known amount of dry
cleaning will
remove
ever.
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