A Million Years or More
by Stephen Richards
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Everything I learned about business
............I learned in a dentist’s office.
Ten floors up on the side of a wall
............inside a skyscraper.
One small glass pane window
............ten feet top to bottom.
‘Round the edges white cement
............a million years had already gone by.
Inside the dentist’s office one small lamp
............lit brown vinyl chairs.
One light lit by the dentist’s stare
............and a brush with the paste it did wear.
A million years or more had already gone by.
............What was a business for?


............Wheel Chair
........................by Stephen Richards
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She got away in a wheel chair.
She left the grips of the men who stare.
She didn’t have a pass to ride the rail,
But she wasn’t gonna go to jail.
She rode the rail a hundred times or more.
Each time she rode the rail she had a pass before,
but that one morning she was out of dough
and there was one thing she did know.
She got away in a wheel chair,
She left the grips of the men who stare.
She didn’t have a pass to ride the rail,
But she wasn’t gonna go to jail.