I’ve decided to imitate, William Blake’s “London”, Blake focuses on the sense of hearing and how things are not always okay. My hometown sometimes seems to be okay, all put together, but the truth is it isn’t. People only chose to be nice when they please, roads are constantly messed up. Since it is an agriculture town, we get to smell pesticides on the daily, we hear gunshots, the trains passing by, fireworks even if it’s not the fourth of July. Blake has challenged me to look at the negative, I’ve never looked at my town in a negative way, but sometimes we need to acknowledge the problems we face on a daily.
Parlier, “A Fine Community”
Where everyone works at Sunwest
Yet, there is countless scrutiny
But it’s okay, our fruit is the best
People ride their bikes for that next high.
Amigo’s Market, Rancho Market, The Purple Plum.
Some don’t realize it could be their last goodbye.
How could you want to be so numb?
The nights are the worst.
Guns, trains, fireworks, and Pesticides.
Would it be easier if it was rehearsed?
Instead, let’s count the homicides.
No! There’s a lifeless dog!
How could one be so cruel?
Never mind, they’ll just go for a jog.
It’s alright, Parlier is still a jewel.