A bird pooped in my beer?
No way of knowing
Spoiled fish leaking all over van
Breathing in the powder of processed factory sugar
Salmonella sliced cheese
Can’t be sure
Cry 15 minutes alone
Then eat it. No other choice.
Meat grinder by the register at hippie store
Over a cross generational feminist conversation
A nice lunch.
Invited for Somali food.
What happens to all the raw chicken.
Elderly lady with short hair and cigarette voice feeding small birds off her stoop
“They never come up to me”
One can of coke in her non bread crumb hand
Empty box of whole wheat pasta
Guerrilla head and a
Bottle of bleach in the window
Who walks home alone
Sleeping in alleys
Leaking air vents
And a cat.
12 year old walking a dog with a drunk 40 year old man
A boy fixing a fence
Eagles and America.
Squirrels running the length of the sidewalk
Puma shirt on the other side
The art over the fear
Push it all over
Two boys eating dinner on a piano bench on the sidewalk
Mac and cheese and a chicken leg
While they’re ordering mussels back at the bar
What kind of pride?
I’m walking the streets of Philly at 7 pm on a Sunday
It’s about to rain
I have to pee.