Travelling Salesman

Last of his kind,
the world having changed greatly,
mopping his brow in the heat,
adjusting his soup-stained tie
before coming to call upon
the widow, the housewife, the spinster.

That disheveled fellow
leaning on your doorbell now,
fidgeting on the stoop
to the soundtrack of daytime television
drifting under the eaves
through the front door’s torn screen.

What he’s trying to sell
makes little difference –
we have so much already.
We’re swimming in luxuries.
We’re practically drowning
in the Earth’s abundant booty.


“LangdonFinished” (spray paint on brick) © DJ Barry


Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a Pushcart nominee with over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pskis Porch), all available via Amazon.

DJ Barry is a self-taught artist that lives in Middlesex, Vermont. He uses a unique method involving photo editing software, stencils, and spray paint. He often infuses pop culture into his work. Oddities are his specialty.