A poem for 2012

This poem is by our sister, the poet genius:

what is it about bartenders?

I’m talking about those men
who serve intimacy with a splash of reserve
who are a juxtaposition of mystery and boy-next-door
who lean in
to listen but turn away
to juggle and shake and pour

safe behind their stained-glass altars
they’re in control
if you need them for …
a refill
they may or may not notice

they are both captive and captivating
so much meaning in that expression “tending bar”
i like knowing that my husband was one
crazily, we let our daughter be one
at a biker bar in white plains ny
she was 16
a friend of mine a dancer
who teachers AP biology was one

and they all have it too
that tantalizing allure of self-confidence
that says: i have what you need
and can serve it to you just the way you like it

Mary Anker June 2011


About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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