the corporate colt-45 chants triple 6:
the mark of the much-maligned beast.
the spectre of ‘progress’; consistent and callous:
bulldozing the dreams of small business owners,
scorching the earth and upending the locals.
an aging man pivots a sign on the door
of his family store for the very last time,
from ‘open’ to ‘closed’: the final rotation
repeats in his dreams when he drifts off each night.