Slack Guy

Slack Guy in Charge

The old man reached for the bag
a small hand swiped across paperwork
He snatched the available chips
and slammed a handful inside his mouth:
Salty, fast, and familiar

He knows the taste so well
So, no suprise, his cheeks rise
and the laugh lines deepen
on each side of his lousy lips

The slack guy in charge
takes such pride
in what he knows and he really thinks he
puts forth an effort each day
to make it all better

A splash of ice water to the face is what he needs,
far less chips and some fresh meat
Or, just retire—
What I think

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