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Filling Station ( After Elizabeth Bishop )

Oil-ladened landscape
  atop a filthy plot of concrete -    
its native inhabitants        
      connoisseurs of grease;    
their laborious toil rotates    
   lubricating worldly wheels    
of cadillac sevilles and corvettes          
          
You sought, found life beyond globular       
  molds of oil saturating cracks        
across a dirty reality check;        
  Texas crude bubbling up, black gold --        
    except for the blue collar coveralls        
stained with its blood            
         
   A crocheted doily, red begonia          
or, perhaps it was orange, autumnal        
  burnt sienna complementing
worn comic books fingerprinting  
  each grease monkey attending        
   this kindred career center          
         
Your camel cigarette ashen, astutely      
observing - ESSO-SO-SO-SO-ING          
  the burgeoning pearl        
within an otherwise worthless oyster
dredged from a contaminated sea          
  of commercialism:          
         
   LO-LO-LO-LOVE        
       and family          
~        
         
Inspiration:  
 
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52193/filling-station  
 
#ElizabethBishop
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published | Edited 29th Nov 2018
Author's Note
After Elizabeth Bishop - A non-entry for The Moth-Man competition:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10456/#433959
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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