Spring was mugged
while hitching a ride on Routes
One and Nine;
Going North with his bag of seeds and his famous smile.
But I understand
that he never made it past
the part where the road twists
around Rahway prison.
No one knows if it was some guys with multiple
earrings in one ear
who were responsible, or if
it was that site of so much misery
that did him in.
But with his pockets empty
he’s been reported as appearing febrile
and wandering sheepishly
through the Meadowlands, maybe
unable to decide which was the Starting
Gate, or whether it was worth
the starting after all; but then
he got shacked, not knowing better,
at the Swann Motel;
And there are those that claim he’s still there.
Can anybody spare a dime to get him sprung?
It’s cold out there.