Train Track Trestle

January 13th, 2019

Train track trestle tears through the once-open suburban wasteland where developers waste land
and minimum wage families tear through EBT cards
like kindling on a windy day like this one,
where the fields of dry grass in an unseasonably warm winter shiver and shake
like the bums at night under the very same train track trestle.
And unpaid two-thousand-ten Chevrolet suburbans
pull ill-afforded and refinanced sporting boats down the miracle mile, praying for one, praying to a God they can afford in weekly payments of one-tenth
unless that's too much which it always is,
especially after Starbucks and Safeway where they get their groceries bagged by kids
who probably dropped out of college.