Dysfunctional Dog Camp by David Newman

It was rough.

Carlos pumping iron
A helicopter putters by, then
Birds chirp
Someone is near the bushes
turning on an antennae

t.v…     off & on
every few minutes

letting the fuzzy noise
(& only the fuzzy noise)

emanate

A child squeals & calls out
– Carlos! – Carlos barks.

More sounds of birds & weights
Someone is chopping wood

____________the residue

of a soap opera drifts through
a courtyard window

The ongoing bashing of
concrete crashes in the distant
street as water pipes are being
replaced.

No one on the street,
has water for days.

A bee buzzes, Carlos strays.
Dysfunctional Dog Camp
by David Newman

It was rough.

Carlos pumping iron
A helicopter putters by, then
Birds chirp
Someone is near the bushes
turning on an antennae

t.v… off & on
every few minutes

letting the fuzzy noise
(& only the fuzzy noise)

emanate

A child squeals & calls out
– Carlos! – Carlos barks.

More sounds of birds & weights
Someone is chopping wood

the residue

of a soap opera drifts through
a courtyard window

The ongoing bashing of
concrete crashes in the distant
street as water pipes are being
replaced.

No one on the street,
has water for days.

A bee buzzes, Carlos strays.