The Card

You offered me
his cut-up Amex card –
that found one
with your full name
embossed on it

Your palmed sacrifice
does not remove any debt
or explain missed payments
in these counted days
of credit scores

It was shown by you
as proof
that your imbalances
had been addressed

I saw him emasculated –
his balls in your hand
and that card’s white-edge
as your blade against flesh

to slice a caught fish
But the smell will remain
in your palm long after
that card is binned


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