Slight of Hand
by Gary Hardaway
Brief History of Men on Earth
Fighting, food, and fucking
in no particular order.
The blood thinner worked well. He bled out internally before anyone knew. He was the rare exception. He was part of the unfortunate one percent.
Human beings are full of shit.
It's the only thing they share, freely.
Our ironies don't make us happy
but allow a wry smile between
the beatings of outrageous fortune.