Plain American Language

I cut a sliver/of WC William's finger
and placed it inside/my philosophy...

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Greater Turtle

So many people so well dressed
here in Chinatown. Ten years
the Verizon Center has been here,
in all of its many shapes
transforming visions, tatooing
its mark on the community.
The greatest turtle is the police
paddy-wagon, the van and
what looks like a trailer for a horse.
Inside, what, guns? People
waiting to be dispatched? Candy
for our do-gooders, swiftness
for our do-badders? Three signs
point the on-going sidewalkers
to public transportation.
The greatest turle is public:
grows grass on its back, says hello.
Shaven and sneakered. Sandaled.
A horse peeks out of the trailer!
So it's a horse!

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