Amy Jones

Rookie (1985 / Ontario)

Downtown - Poem by Amy Jones

White eyes wide as we walk down Hastings.
A crowded community completely crazy.
One street houses one city’s wastings.
Here where they’re labelled unlawful or lazy.

A crowded community completely crazy.
Like vicious fish feuding and feeding.
Here where they’re labelled unlawful or lazy.
Palms and pans outstretched needing.

Like vicious fish feuding and feeding.
A sorrowful swarming of snakes and lambs.
Palms and pans outstretched needing.
Here where God neither blesses nor damns.

A sorrowful swarming of snakes and lambs.
None living nor dead a world of dream wastings.
Here where God neither blesses nor damns.
White eyes wide as we walk down Hastings.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006



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