WINTER 2006-7

Bart Allen

They say it isn't here -
Not on Long Island
A cancer cluster.
Your town? Never -
Or Rochester
Where does everyone work again?
No, neighbors never see anything at night,
that loud noise, trucks driving by -
A quote in the paper, "Scientists are wrong -
it doesn't get into the water."
so that pond we swam in
Right next to my elementary school?
The ash that falls on cars?
but you show up at our town functions,
smile, and say this is my town!
Into your car you go
Driving off to where you really live.
Keep dumping your poison!
Keep creating Kodak moments!

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