Monday, September 1, 2014

OUR BLOCK OF THE WORLD

OUR BLOCK OF THE WORLD
         for Gene and Evelyn

there are days like this
when even grey skies are hot

these are the hot ones
say the gas men
the litterpickers
the meter readers

hot ones
they come like this in summer


there is a porch
on our block of the world
the block where we live
and on this porch
neighbors drop whatever they are done with
whatever they choose to leave behind
to pass on
whatever they choose

and when they leave something
on this porch
on our block of the world
it will be gone by dawn

Jeff Hartzer
copyright 1987-present



 

Taken from the cd/booklet FLAMINGOS by Jeff Hartzer