LOGAN CIRCLE, WASHINGTON, D.C.Two blocks from my brownstone
the imitation Tara crumbles, divided
by divorce. Shattered windows gape west.
A potted palm thrives strangely in one corner.
Once, the builders took pride making this
unequal. A woman adjusts her scarf
Across the road pigeons swoop
two people who no longer care
Copyright 2000, Brandy Bauer
Brandy Bauer received her MFAin 1999 from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She currently works as an editor in Washington, DC.