Thursday, May 12, 2022

Sleepy Town Lunch

This building is old enough to remember 
How they played Mescalero music here,
Sophisticated as swing but there was trouble 
And now it's a parish soup kitchen
For vegan hipsters in El Paso,
And the radio song played now is alive
Beyond its helpless singer and whistlers nearby --
Its frequency matches the orbit of the moths
Round the flowers in the window
Where the ceiling fan dances in reflection.