a clunky black typewriter
winter's dull frigid bone
muffler shop crime spree
hacking the technocracy
riots in the supermarkets,
burlesque streetside vendors
arabesques of neon visage
, casinotown luck on
gargantuan gambling ferry fleets.
the collapse of the social
-amidst chattering screens,
rickety pirate oldsmobiles
banging bass down clandestine alleyways,
myriad gleaming chain stores
a gold wristwatch and a quadruple big mac for the 'burbs
contestation amidst scrunched eager faces on delmar,
a floating cellphone powered island in the mississipi,
love in a hopeless place.
but barges sink
winters whither into dogwood spring
clunky black typewriters do their job.