Time to Clean Up
All rights reserved-Chris Hancock

It’s time,
Time to clean this lot up,
When did the pumps last work,
1987-ish?
Just a guess, I never remember them working
And I left in 1990,
But I think something new should go there,
Another Dollar General,
Another vacant shopping mall,
Perhaps it’s time
To revive the pancake house industry
Or install a temporary ice skating rink.

By all means
Don’t tear this down for green space,
A park is a waste of money
Trees and grass are expensive
The upkeep is too much
And for what,
Some time next to nature
Enjoying the clean air, the shade,
The lack of sprawl,
Ah, heck, maybe the pumps should stay,
They provide an interesting study
Of what is important. Hah…