When they put the city together,
they built their parks and cemeteries,
next one one another.
Like that could make a place for the living and the dead
in one single government proposal.

In Boston, the streets and parks are one,
in the evenings,
young couples and their children amble through and through and through,
stepping haphazard and making dead men shiver.

They didn’t plan so well. Suburbia is so neat.
But in the old town, they had no room to grow out
no time to graph the streets.

The city and cemeteries grew where there was room and where there was not.

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