A cameraman from Channel 6 Action News
films insignificance on
the corner of 18th and Walnut.
A police car is parked in front
of TD Bank across the street.
The trash can named
“Big Belly Solar Compactor”
overflows with debris and graffiti
has been sprayed on the side.
Rich foreigners strut around speaking
It is night.
Automobiles splash dirty rain water
on the rest of us.
Every few minutes
someone comes up to me
a cigarette or
spare change, all I can say is sorry.
I only have a few dollars to my name,
one more cigarette,
and something stuck
in my teeth.