Beat up faces aren’t plush
dolls crying for home
in a melodramatic yelp.
People from Ohio call soda,
Pop, a culture
where they flee the area,
and visit the ocean down south.
One day we’ll be back, dear Cleveland and Columbus,
Mecca and Jerusalem of boredom.
She runs from the nice house
with no nice clothes, and sees God
is closer to the people than their money.