2.14.2016

February 14, Columbia Heights


Photo: "Wrapped for Sale" by Garry Knight


There is always someone
     yelling
just outside the Metro station.
Today, no different, but what
this man is protesting
    or exalting
I can't tell from here.

It's two syllables, 
the yelling man's chant,
shouted 
    over and over. 

I stop at the crosswalk, ducking
the upward-flap rustle of pigeons.

The light changes; the cars slow.
Yes. I hear it now.

RO-SES, the yelling man yells.
RO-SES. ROSES.

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