Saturday, October 08, 2005,10:25 PM
WalMart Parking Lot on Saturday Night
bright lights full of bugs
that are agitated by the
noise and the smell

one car after another
showing the owners
life story

puddles and stains
of cigarette butts,
spit, and God knows what

shopping carts
line out an obstacle course
for tired people

kids are bouncing and yelling,
seeing the world
they miss on school nights

people overload trunks
with white plastic bags full
of what they need and don't need

this is, indeed, the
21st century
version of the Colosseum
posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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