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2002-10-31

Harold A. “Herk” Harvey
B. 1926 / D. 4.3.96 Lawrence, Kansas
Pancreatic Cancer

In a chill wind the Wonder Wheel whistles, shivering the pulped skins of the flea markets on Surf Avenue. What’s a nice girl like you. . .? I take it as read in the shopkeeper’s eyes. Like a soul on the skids, I circle the shuttered arcades, the frozen rides, their cloaked carriages. I count lots of us toughing it out, and businesses catering. Take a bottled water to the boardwalk, drink: Who’s my admirer? Discretely, I turn. Clustered up to the ceiling of sky, a million crude dead mouths are puckered at the green spokes, blowing.

Consolation Site: "Unsanitary but delicious"

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