Spring 2005 • Vol. XXVII No. 2 Poetry |

from “Blue Front”

He was five. He sold fruit on the street in front He sold fruit. People came He made change came to see him make change     ____ in front of the restaurant that faced the tracks that ran by the river one of the rivers a block from the street and up to the double arch where in 1909 was it the blue of the was it the river front of the blue of     ____ the rivers make a V where they meet a point the rivers flow together but not at once two colors blue and brown meet make a line      ____ Boats came from the north they came from the south Trains came from the south they came from the north People came on trains from the north they came on trains from the south Boats came on one of the rivers they changed for the other the north Trains crossed that river people changed for the north the south People changed in the middle of the river they changed cars In the middle of the river they changed colors made a

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