Ben Sutton From Footnotes on a City

The boys believe the distance from this city to the next
is anyone's childhood. So they stay with the ordinary. This foot then that
Penny the tracks until downtown is pocket change. If vibrations, then it's
circuits
to the circuitboard. The stronger boys pulls what's hidden of another boy's
arms
from the depths of his chest. The train goes by like a war story
Boys repeat the tale: where the buildings should have stood
the buildings were painted on. The treeline & its torso of buildings
No tales of the rusted interior. Or the flood that entered the streets
The current of birdtongue
Not so much the voice of the water but the voice around the water


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