Brett Hetherington

Banner photos: Cornelia Kraft

On Diagonal Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the woman who walks

With a chest like a man

Carrying two

Bowling balls in a bag

 

And here is the hair-lip man

Who pours two packets of sugar

Into his coffee cup

With two hands as two fists

 

Here is a different man

Who gesticulates

As if he is

Casting a fishing rod

 

Just behind is the group leader

In clandestine conversation:

“You said we were gonna do this thing.

Why you wanna back out now?

“We came here together

And we gotta be strong

This is no time

To be chicken shits.”