February 25, 2020

Tower of Power

Power drives and power cords
Power surges tranquilized by power strips
Power moves at hot-spot power breakfasts
Power bases pouncing on a power shift
PowerPoint presentations at high-power firms
Power suits minus the power ties in sockless loafers
Power yoga sessions before power naps
Power handshakes after power grabs
Power players dueling over power of the purse
Power of the pen faced off against the power of the sword
Power stations grinding gears to get more power to the grid
Power steering on the power mowers cutting Hamptons beach house grass
Power chargers amping jet set phones in airport lounges
Power junkies juiced by subjugation of submissives
Power brokers dominatrix-dampened for a fee
Power grimly fluent in the tongue of whips and chains

Paula Rudnick is a former television writer and producer who has worked the past 30 years as a volunteer for nonprofit organizations.