Atlanta: City of pearl
shoe shines and poison
Gone now the arbolest and arbors
in densecity of cowbones and hookers.
Coca-cola, koala, new ochre.
Maidens bend, maidens form bros
Trudge on through shows of Columbia,
Sailors festoon altars with warship.
Heave me skywards, pynchon--
slender, mellifluos patron.
Schenectady beat a steel rail
yet entreats me to gossip with laymen.
Gloria, glorious est!
Silk tarpon adorn your brass
railing they reek; yet chum
Mathilda shall rum-
mage and bandy
hill cochlea with chatter.