Saturday, June 30, 2012

Put up the signs

Got up at 7:30 to
hit some estate sale
in the 99 degree hell
that was outside waiting
for us, all the power
out at Medical Center
so no fucking street lights
on Rockville Pike
and for that matter no
sidewalks either,
we had to check both
ways and book it,
our destination was on foot
and a half hour away,

the cars were confused
the trees were down
the glass was broken
the lights were dark
the storm was past,
the TV's were out,

I squinted into the sweat and emptiness of
wherever it was we were in
the homogenized suburbia of
only to find that it wasn't an
estate sale at all, just a yard sale
with fantastic marketing.

1 comment:

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