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Two Scavengers in a Truck and Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes

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Two Scavengers in a Truck and Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes

Two Scavengers in a Truck,
Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes

At the stoplight waiting for the light
nine a.m. downtown San Francisco
a bright yellow garbage truck
with two garbage men in red plastic blazers
standing on the back stop
one on each side hanging on
and looking down into
an elegant open Mercedes
with an elegant couple in it

The man
in a hip three-piece linen suit
with shoulder-length blond hair & sunglasses
The young blond woman so casually coiffed
with a short skirt and colored stockings
on the way to his architect's office

And the two scavengers up since four a.m.
grungy from their route
on the way home
the older of the two with grey iron hair
and hunched back
looking down like some
gargoyle Quasimodo
And the younger of the two
also with sunglasses & long hair
about the same age as the Mercedes driver

And both scavengers gazing down
as from a great distance
at the cool couple
as if they were watching some odorless TV ad
in which everything is always possible

And the very red light for an instant
holding all four close together
as if anything at all were possible
between them
across that small gulf
in the high seas
of this democracy

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 10:13:00 PM
    SNG, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-). Have yourself a good one. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Very profound. Welcome to the Soup. Namaste. Rick