Oz Park a break on a bench
crows are crowing dogs are shitting
baby stroller wheels set turning
Scarecrow looms over Emerald City
his job to keep peace / the crows at bay

All seem to work with silent beats
Old town scrap metal collectors
they have something to say in Oz
commandeer grocery carts chock-full
they push look to play small parts

Dog owners pretend at strange elderly
act friendly to goo and to gaga
first buffoon smiles for the new
grandpa wants a hot dog eyes peel
to baby knowing he has to wait
Nana’s Chicken Cacciatore

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