GUM MACHINE

by Walle Sayer


GUM MACHINE

That you're standing right here now

in front of this mangled contraption.

 

A dime that you nagged somebody for

for a couple of balls of chewing gum.

 

And the absolute only engagement ring ever,

with a frame made of the thinnest tin.

 

For the length of one bat of the eye

something lasted forever.

 

That you're standing here right now

before your confessed state.