On The Cookie Of The Moment

She earned her spurs
though she had no pony

had a ponytail to be
unwoven at a moment’s
unbraided seduction

Racing men at
the pedal of the moment
the double-click of a mini-mouse
who runs down the clock,
she has the game
and eats the victory cake too
—- Douglas Gilbert
(Henry Le Châtelier)

Poetry Books By Douglas Gilbert