The cool fresh air and things roll easily
down every and any city street, except
for the ones near the reclamation center,
then the smell of fried chicken is
all you can really taste as you’re
There is a constant push for more air
escaping the stench, avoiding the
creeping choking terror that haunts
the East Side.
There is some respite, though,
with that cooking chicken. And
some days you can
even smell the fish.