Oh fair skies, then overcast, then fair again,
all the while hot and sweaty like the balls
of a Mafioso.
(Pauly Walnuts, anyone?)
All the pastel colors in the world
Thunder crashes. Lightning rips
across the sky--travelling faster
than any neural network
My brains, aspirations
have turned to mush in this hot, humid Wonderland.
The microcosm of Disney, separated by tall fences
from the suburban wasteland.
If fences make good neighbors, then the nameless people
must be good neighbors.
The feet of the robot scuttle
over the deep bottom
of this chlorinated pool.
The pool boy came today. I called him
"cabana boy" by mistake. He smiled,
paying me no mind.
Once I was good enough to eat.
Now I am just old.
I haunt the aisle of prunes and dare to eat a peach.