Lucky Labels

(Here’s a poem by my friend David Belmont)

back in one of
the last years
of the last century
people walked around
with paper bags
that said
“bag” on them

good to know
i thought

nice piece of
epistemology
that

what if the bags
said “drag”
on them

would folks have said
that bag’s a drag?

or if they
were labeled
“grab”

would people
be going up to
strangers
and sticking
their hands
in the bags
hoping to get
lucky?

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