extraordinarily high. Not programed to be a little squirt
What is to notice? Coloured lit water
Off the farm, away from the cubicles or the children,
this noise is exciting. Mona Lisa exhibit. At Las Vegas. Culture shock.
Do people have tee shirts saying, It’s the Louvre, Baby!?
The engorged shrimp from unknown origins taste dirty to me
But off the farm, seafood is exciting
Wandering. Gawking. With people who instantly befriend us because we are from Canada, too!
Mobsters created a façade of decadence. Sin away!
On the plane ride home, we’ve gotten away
with something. From something. Vegas tourism thanks us
for our patronage. We don’t feel dumber, but we don’t feel smarter either.
As we stare at the Visa statement. I think of the Bellagio fountains. The water
streams all fighting for more height, more colour.
More attention. As we all are.