were Dean and Jamie
Kneeling respectfully around
Their Monopoly board as acolytes
With all the fixed reverence
Of being in their judo dojo—
Waiting to buy! buy! buy!
Whatever comes within their view.
It was their focus that was fixed
Tight and taut on the fast game
Which transfixed their grandfather
As a child—so long ago.
March 2nd 2000 MM