Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gene McCormick- A Poem & Art

Bank Transaction 

For those using the unattended drive-up
banking facilities, a ballpoint pen (“Chase”)
is usually in the pneumatic tube to
facilitate transactions.

If the pen writes well and has a retractable tip
the man puts it in the car’s glove compartment.
He steals it, every time.

Drives off.

Brief Bio: Gene McCormick has 2,834 ballpoint pens
in his glove box, a bottle of Canadian Club and a little
black book that hasn’t been updated since 1976. 


  1. As usual, a beautifully combined painting and poem revealing a quixotic slice of life.


  2. I know the "A" stands for awesome.