All The Crooks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.” Dashiell Hammett

All The Crooks

Down on my street
we're doing the 
mastication zoom,
all talk has ceased
while we chew the fat
with toothy grins,
of all the crooks
we've ever known,
names forgotten,
spit out,
fast talkers,
Sam Bilk and
all his ilk,
light fingered
smooth talkers.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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17 responses to “All The Crooks – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Now that’s an interesting take on “zoom”!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. The world certainly has plenty of crooks to go around.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Oh, MAN.
    “mastication zoom” and those toothy grins made ME grin, big!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Paul, so very original use of the prompt word!


  5. lync56

    Great poem


    Liked by 1 person

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