Dogs 2014

STATE FAIR
(9/26/14)


the neighborhood
is overrun
again
with the overflow

the undertow

of this
yearly
extravaganza

routines
are disrupted

demeanors
disturbed

the event
is a big
noisemaker

a big
money maker

coffers
are filled
which
will hopefully fill
potholes caused
by the increased
Midtown traffic

we love it

we hate it

we pick
up the trash
from our yards

the cans

the wrappers

the cigarette
butts

wondering why
the attendees
treat our streets
like a parking
lot

eleven days
of invasion
by upscale
vagrants
try our patience

try
our humanity

but soon
it will be
over

the interlopers
will return
to their own
environs

we will return
to raking
leaves

shaking
our heads
at only
each other