By: Charlie Brice | Posted on: December 2018
After Becca Millstein, “Things Father and Son find in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,” in The Believer, Oct/Nov 2018, p. 29.
The most important commodity
not traded on the stock exchange.
Futures present in every green bean shoot,
new corn leaf,
and new potato.
A first-aid-kit for dead-limbed politicians,
a bucksaw to cut their no-sign-of-life policies.
A candle that burns bright with every newborn cry,
every ham on the living room stage,
every mouth-corner raised in a smile.
A flairpistol for empty rooms,
white gas for dead ideas.
There’s always more blankets upstairs
for the frigid house,
the vapid heart.