Dysfunctional Dog Camp
by David Newman


It was rough.

Carlos pumping iron
A helicopter putters by, then
Birds chirp
Someone is near the bushes
turning on an antennae

t.v...           off & on
   every few minutes

letting the fuzzy noise
(& only the fuzzy noise)

emanate

A child squeals & calls out
- Carlos! - Carlos barks.

More sounds of birds & weights
Someone is chopping wood

                  the residue

of a soap opera drifts through
a courtyard window

The ongoing bashing of
concrete crashes in the distant
street as water pipes are being
replaced.

No one on the street,
has water for days.

A bee buzzes, Carlos strays.






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