city girls

All the girls

became city girls

when all the world

became a city

All these girls

zipping in bee lines

across the streets

too functionally efficient

like trolley cars

sliding

just to the end

of their tethers and back again

a whole troop of foosball figurines

wearing yoga pants

and iPods.

 

But at least we can thank God

(or Whoever)

for some fading country

to steal them off to

and

we can thank God

and for our rib cages

to keep our hearts from breaking.

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