Parlor City

Old towns reverberate
with lack of industry

there used to be a giant
swimming pool here

but it was demolished
due to disuse and disinterest

everywhere you go
there’s another carousel

with no one riding it
but ghosts of yesteryear

unemployed along with
the abandoned buses

by the railroad tracks
they’re settled in there now

no way anyone’s gonna
move them or take them away

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Categorized as Poems

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher