The Bridgeport International Returns...and Presents...
The Bridgeport Poetry Corner
Dedicated to Alderman Balcer & A Bright Future for Halsted St
Our first community po-em comes from Rene Paquin.
Walking with my dog from thirty-fifth to thirty-first
On a windy day--the trash and papers blow around--
I cannot help but notice: the sidewalks are the worst.
I also can't tell you how many doggy piles I've found.
We need more trashcans on Halsted Street;
One on each block, alternating east and west.
I gesture with bag in hand to everyone I meet.
They all agree that more cans would be the best.
As a responsible dog owner, I always scoop
To avoid attracting rodents and ensure clean shoes
But you know that there are those who leave the poop
And use the lack a trash cans as a lame excuse.
So here is what I ask of you, my neighbors and our leaders:
Get more trash bins so our side walks don't turn into rat feeders!