German Village/Merion Village

German Village/Merion Village

Try and blame that smell on the beer making or pizza

Or the revelers that consume them

But it has been here since the time of Dickens and the White Plague

And it has never been pleasant

The stench of political decisions

Once made over thick cuts of steak and cigars

Has been covered over with the wafting scent of Panini sandwiches being grilled

This is a good place to find a lawyer, handcrafted brew, a man who will tell you that he ran out of gas

Or a restaurant-grade whisk



Poem ©Tracy Zollinger Turner, 2014.
These pieces were originally used to narrate the photography
exhibit 25 on High in Columbus, Ohio’s Urban Art Space.