Last Match

Last match . . . you knew you’d get there;
always do. Last hat shimmering the Sonora
sun, you and that turquoise skink you resemble.
Any costume party you’ll be noticed;
nothing hides your 12 point rack,
moss dangling, thorny, but appointed
to supreme courts despite the warnings.

Too bad the last match
won’t save us from the bloody
wars that lie ahead.

In August 2015 Alan Britt was invited by the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión in Quito, Ecuador as part of the first cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States. His interview at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem aired on Pacifica Radio, January 2013. He has published 15 books of poetry, including his latest, Violin Smoke, translated into Hungarian by Paul Sohar and published by Iradalmi Jelen Könyvek publishers. Read other articles by Alan.