New York: itŐs like any town just more.
Developers waited two years for Jones Diner
surrounding it with old retaining wall.
Drove up gloaming Lafayette Street.
So few have survived but nostalgia
is a useless emotion for an often useless
world that enjoyed no such golden age.
You could be naming animals in a garden.
Thunder in the window.
Siren off a highway.
The next battle in a history of battles
defining new boy tastes for gadgets.
A helicopter in the sky.
Every attendent at the gas station looks up.
Buy a pig nose from Halloween Adventure
to be General Porky Franks tomorrow.
"Evil minds that plot destruction."
Recycled railcar cheap lunch demolished.
Incoming chic downtown luxury loft living.