With true manners all in shambles
the head manager insisted
on punctuality and consideration.
It was a matter of no small annoyance
when the bank president
had left the fate of the world
on the front seat of his touring sedan
in a small manila envelope.
Very unfair, thought the head manager.
The bank president was emphatic,
that while charity begins at home,
a man should pluck the Sun
from the Heavens' back pocket
in the name of a righteous cause.
The Heavens for their part
wept bowling balls which shattered
the bicycles of Kansas.