from Study for the Ideal City


Because they just happened to ask.

Photos provided, subjects unknown.

Trying to make these fine adjustments of reason
and trying to do that earnestly, really, without irony.

Perhaps in some bureau
one official with an idea.

A general population without a sense of history.

A woman and a boy on a bicycle; the grey vista of an unknown city;
several men in suits gathered by a gorge.