as a matter of fact, even the local drunks realize this
in their loud comments when I take pictures
Is this the true picture?
and: if so, what is this truth?
This bollard was on its side
this time last year
it's on it's side this time this year as well.
and my camera
Does this spell the truth of neglect
and lack of maintenance?
Might seem so.
I wouldn't put it beyond Them
except that I would:
as much work as has been put into keeping this mall
a paragon of decent appearance
all the man-hours of repair I saw taking place this summer
why should this one bollard have been left down?
Just to satisfy my need for symbols?
So I consult my archives
and the truth is
it was up this summer
with a wreath of weeds.
So what is the truth, here?
a matter of shallow foundations.