Map of Boogerville
History of Linwood

Born in Boogerville

Shotgun shacks and poolroom nights
the street light hangs as shadows cross
knives slashing against young men’s bodies.
The playground lights shine
through the thick summer air.
as boys watch through the windows
the sewer rats cross the street
to the bricks where by day
the children pick the dewberries
The dirt sidewalks and front yards
are swept clean
as all go about the business of living.