Monday, June 23, 2008

Houston: Threat or Menace?

Paul Gowder, on the city of my birth:
Houston? Houston is the worst place in the world, a sprawling, ugly, traffic-laden, polluted, Republican hellmouth.
Unlike most of the country, Houston is doing pretty well right now. It still gets no love, though. Nobody writes poems about Houston.

The smog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over a sea of traffic
on Highway 90
and settles in.

. . . doesn't have that ring.
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