Underneath

Knocks on doors
in the middle of the night
cut right to the center of
her eardrums. The factory
makes plastic containers
loudly across the alley
due to the poor foresight
of drunk city planners.
A man brought his stock
to the flea market to sell it
all, but is having trouble
connecting price points
with the customers.
On his lunch break
people saw him leaning
against the soda machine
with his forehead pressed against
the picture of the giant Pepsi.
The trashcans in this town are all
painted to look like cartoon animals
and their openings are all placed
were their mouths would be.
Day in and day out we feed these
things as the sun bleaches away their
personality and reveals the half formed
creatures underneath.

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