Dogs 2010

8 GUYS AND A DIRTY HOLE
(9/18/10)


traffic
slowed
as we all
tried to merge
into the right
hand lane
as dictated
by the signs
and cones

our creeping
procession
then proceeded
through a construction
zone

we all
got a good
look
at the reason
for our
constriction

a large
group of men
standing around
in hardhats
some talking
some smoking
all considering
a gaping excavation
which revealed
a water main
much dirt
roots
and a dark
depressing reflection
of their overall
disdain
for the project

perhaps
I am
selling them
short

perhaps
they were discussing
some great solution
which would benefit
the city
and its citizens
for years
to come

I glanced over
again
and saw
one of them
reach around
to dig
in his ass
crack

perhaps
not