david schrott is everywhere

saturday cities

Posted in Uncategorized by thebreakfastdictator on 08/22/2010

i shook it.

Five tables down, the fifth guy over finishes his sandwich. Pedestrians pound the pavement. Rain is coming. The city is gritty once again. Here comes Autumn.

Sweep. Sweep. Sweep. Farewell dirt and grime, says Mr Clean. Farewell for seconds. His job starts over. Cities grow grey in their stubborn refusal to stay spic and span.

Inhale dirt. Exhale filth.

Oil stains and over-chewed gum spots – the pink turns black; like a cancerous lung.

Gears grind underneath the innocent asphalt. Electric. Gas. Water. Now, Internet. Even FIOS. The gears turn, oiled by slippery dollars. Information speeds.

Faster. Faster. Faster.

It’s better if it’s faster, you know? No one can wait anymore. We don’t have time to wait. Time’s a movin’. I’ll be dead soon. So will you.

Shuffle past the trash. Hear the city inhale. Smell the city exhale. You’d think it’s dying, but it keeps on living. Living like a leper.

Unclean. Unclean. Unclean!


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