Thursday, January 5, 2017

Robert Verdon, #408, Beyond Banking


walk into the bank and up to the counter
a smile forming on my lips as I walk up to
the counter
the counter with someone in green behind it
who is me in a mirror, and I am confused
(from a distance I look like a superannuated ’80s radfem)
till a lady comes up and serves me with a trace of apology, at
a computer on the kind of table once reserved
for
people to fill in deposit slips
not a counter at all
and I hope the shareholders are happy
but then this is the co-op Beyond Bank and I am a shareholder
and I head back to my friend absorbed in the bookshop
wondering how they stymie robbers
but then maybe I am just getting old
and I can’t
counter that
can I?

2 comments:

  1. I'm beyond banking too...no assets. :)

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  2. at least they can't subject you to a 'bail-in'!

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