Vassar Student Review

Vassar Student Review

BEING ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC

By Barker Thompson

I think that watermelon radish is a good name for watermelon radishes

 

because they look like watermelons but taste like radishes. You look like a

 

person but taste like an animal. I look like a finger painting. I look like

 

I could use a drink. On the same street that a baby is crying on, construction

 

work is being done. Someone finds the baby louder than the construction.

 

Someone else finds the opposite to be true. This means something about you:

 

the things you find to be louder. To my ears, the baby is louder but I listen

 

only to the road work. How you can shatter through a sidewalk and get pulp.

 

There’s a theory that vast networks of tunnels exist underground.

 

In these tunnels live creatures the likes of which we have never seen before,

 

nor can imagine but I imagine their eyes to be the color of safety vests.

 

In 2nd grade we all had to come up with names for a nearby crane, the best

 

name would be painted onto the crane forever. I won and got to watch

 

my crane kill a road all year long. From my classroom, I could hear my crane

 

hard at work. It sounded like a neck snapping. It sounded like a twig breaking.

 

This meant something to me. This means something about me.

It must be odd for...

I kick around the dust...

There is a horrendous roar...

if the mountains call for...

when you’re at the bottom...

I love you mint chocolate...

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