The cast of characters

“The cast of characters includes a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a cheerleading peanut and a banana.” – Cartoon Network press release about the debut of The Amazing World of Gumball, March 17, 2011

For the life of me
Here I stand
Avenue of the Americas
Central Park South
Looking up
At San Martin's statue
Libertador de Argentina, Chile y Peru

The cast of characters

Surely I am the only one in the world
Who at 10:15 in the morning
On this very day
Standing in San Martin’s shadow
Is taken into custody
By this joyful recollection:

Street musicians in Buenos Aires
In their 70s, maybe older
Worse for wear, hungover and drenched
In the Plaza de Mayo

The happiest and freest 4 humans alive

I walk into the park
I embrace
One by one
The Tyrannosaurus Rex
The cheerleading peanut
And the banana

What a cast of characters!
                                          -- New York, March 23, 2011

1 comment:

The Huntsman said...

That... is a very interesting poem. The Amazing World Of Gumball is going to be a weird cartoon, but I can't decide if your poem is less weird or more weird. I am impressed, none-the-less.