‘progress’

the corporate colt-45 chants triple 6:
the mark of the much-maligned beast.

the spectre of ‘progress’; consistent and callous:
bulldozing the dreams of small business owners,
scorching the earth and upending the locals.

an aging man pivots a sign on the door
of his family store for the very last time,
from ‘open’ to ‘closed’: the final rotation
repeats in his dreams when he drifts off each night.

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