Umbrella’s lighter offshoot

Wendy Sloan

is an attorney living in New York City.

Her poems have appeared in journals and ezines including Measure, The Raintown Review, Blue Unicorn, and Mezzo Cammin.

She was a finalist in the 2006 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award Competition.

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Talkin’ Those 2008 Financial Crisis Blues

Banks don’t go broke like people do.
They may be billions deep in debt
in excess of their revenue.
Still, bailouts see a Fat Cat through
the bonus season. You can bet
banks won’t go broke like people do.
Their uncle’s not your Uncle Lou,
who spots you a fiver with regret.
When payments run way overdue,
banks don’t go brokejust people do.