Pardon Our Mess

Credit for Poem and Picture to Nicholas Antone


Pardon Our Mess


Pardon our mess

Of bricks inept

To feel and love

Like the people we’ve kept


Out of our renaissance

Our dirty governance

A city in bloom

But many face doom


Pardon our mess

To cover intentions

Forgetting to mention

Your home’s in our way


And parks you hold dear

Sorry, they’re too near

This is hip land now

Don’t you love this crowd?


Pardon our mess

Of dollar supreme

As long as the paper is green

I mean…

Yeah it’s wrong but

At least we’re apologizing for it

Pardon our mess


August 2018

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