Dogs 2015

MECHANICAL MAGIC
(5/8/15)


a neighbor
from across
the street
offers me the use
of her leaf
blower
as I stand
sweeping
debris
from my gutter

she doesn't
understand

part
of what
I'm sweeping
is what she blew
into the street
just a few
days ago

she thinks
that the grass
and leaves
disappear
simply because
they are no
longer
in her yard

somebody's
got to take
that shit
out of circulation
for good

in this
neighborhood
that would be
me

she shakes
her head
after my refusal
and walks back
to her house
probably thinking
that I'm an idiot
for preferring
manual labor

I watch
her fat ass
wobble home
and have an
entirely different
conclusion