Monday, June 10, 2013


In the part of town     staggering     toward some awaited gentrification
Al's Hamburger     doing the same thing since '34     with little applause I'll bet
no ovation     Not much change after the depression     the second war
There's a notice posted     high on the white wall     near the white ceiling

This is not
You don't get it your way.
You take it my way
or you don't get
the damn thing.

Hamburgers shall have onions fried or raw     that's the decree     Al's word is law
and that's O.K. with me

~ Ralph Murre


a Patent Box said...

I love your line spacing, the pace it sets, the enjoyment of reading something with rhythm!

Bruce Hodder said...

I'm a vegetarian, but long may such places exist!