the girls are gone

Peter, Paul and Mary,
he said
and the bayonet went all the way
in
and came out his
back.
a door opened and closed in
Kensington, New Jersey.
Mary, Paul and Peter,
he said.

we need more and better freeways
and you can say what you want
but this neighborhood
just doesn’t have it anymore
since they drove the whores
up north
to Frisco
and south to
Orange county.

christ trove jesus whettling doom
it’s so mathematic
like seeing the same movie
twice

the mayor’s proud and
the birds sing
in the branches.