Spring In the Middle Class Suburbs

in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandjill come
running from soccer practice and boy scout meetings and orchestra concerts
and band practice and musicdanceskating recitals and baseball tryouts and
hockey games and girl scout meetings and it's

when the world is puddle-wonderful
and mommy is working three part-time jobs

    but volunteers for


and the yard is threatening to
turn to wetlands and forest and desert
                      and there is a dead

fledgling sparrow on the front porch

          and a discarded half-eaten bunny carcass in the back yard,

like the goat-footed balloon man

       works for            vito corleone

whistling "sleep is for fishes

                   and the un-caffeinated"



(with apologies to e.e. cummings)


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