Sid by Jah'ni

BOMB 59 Spring 1997
Issue 59 059  Spring 1997

Sid owned

the store
which smelled
of greens,
cats,
and
meat.
A full
day
was only
tolerated
over many cups
of coffee
freshly
ground by Sid.
Little boys
with business
like
minds bickered
and dickered
about returns
on soda bottles
they had so
carefully
found and
washed roaches
from.

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