The emerging game in this freed-from-communism country sports new odds on the old payoff.


New Iron Curtains

Three suits at a Prague construction site
the butcher
the baker
the realty deal maker
Pointing, chirping together like birds
watching assets soar
on steel girder wings

A Czech welder glances, grins and spits
His eyes briefly turned their way
Labor contemplating capital
the weathered jeans of skill
mocking pinstripes
And everybody knows
that risk is where you find it

Poetry Collection: Broken Pieces
This poem is included in
Jim Freeman’s
poetry collection
BROKEN PIECES
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