Pennsylvania ‘Street Poet’ Writes about Parking

February, 2013

Pennsylvania ‘Street Poet’

Writes about Parking

Abigail Mott, Dec. 7, 2012, Lancaster, PA

Larry Cohen, Executive Director of the Lancaster (PA) Parking Authority, asked the city’s “street poet,” Abigail Mott, to write a few lines about parking. Cohen didn’t say what she was paid. He did say PT should publish it under “strange and unusual.” We thought it was routine for something as ‘strange and unusual’ as parking. JVH


Wandering around screeching

noses dripping on every corner,

hollering, weaving

between the orange vests

the xxx strollers falling over –

the spot an inch out of reach,

if only everyone would stop

and let me in –

no, not today.

The rain thickens

across the way

the meter ticking

my cents away.

[Source: Larry Cohen]