Sidewalk Serenades

– Oh sixlet Ritz Bit, how did you land here, alone and abandoned?
– Limping with a bow and arrow leg
– Bananas have colors, too
– Communication boards: the central place to staple posters and your leftover pizza
– The Minnesota weather radar calls for sundresses and winter coats and sandals and rain boots and mesh shorts and blanket scarves and sunglasses and full length khakis
– I question the competence of the cafeteria’s dish room when my water glass smells like the inside of a nut cup
– As I take a bite of my oatmeal, I taste brown sugar and a hint of 1930’s can’t-find-a-job-and-my-wallet-is-paper-thin blues.
– His face looks like home, but it doesn’t belong here