The cars lined, some straight,
More turning to malls ….
Their exhausts choke,
Fast-food places’ cooked meats choke ….
Home, then to a yard,
Where orange calamondins, green oranges hang,
Above dog and cat crap earth,
Above ant-hilled earth ….
Inside, a 100-year old woman
Stares at the gleaners –
Her 65-year old caregiver also stares –
Sometimes looking back at her charge ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late November 2012