May 18, 2011

Plastic People

            Plastic people
with painted smiles
            and
dull, lifeless eyes
            mingle together
at the right exclusive clubs
            drinking exclusive drinks
            wearing exclusive clothes
Speaking in tongues
talking at each other about their Stuff -
            their stocks, their cars, their phones…
            and
oh yes,
of course,
            their happy, well adjusted
two point five children
            who have adapted
“very well, thank you”
            to the new home and
the new private school.

            Plastic people
with painted smiles
            and
dull, lifeless eyes
            exchange cards,
            shake hands firmly
            and make hollow promises to call each other –
and then
            with a sip of their single malt scotch,
they move on
to the next plastic person
            with a painted smile


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

2 comments:

  1. very fun capture of plastic people.
    enjoyed the read.

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  2. Plastic people who have plastic faces, they look like cats weired !

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