minimalist pop, he pop-a-dopped

as he popped past,

bounding across the wrigley wrapper

whitely crumpled in the gutter crevice

the paper sheath perched on a soot mound

ravaged of its minty juices.

shrived by morning light

like PUREFAITH

its brilliance staked a momentary claim

on Cal’s distress.

pop-a-dop

a modernist fop,

guttersnipe gum ge-bragh! gesacht Cal.

no sweat, virginal start again

if I make it to the sidewalk

“until I meet the next peril”

Cal’s set of mind was

optimize

minimalist

pop

(POP!)

Lawrenceville’s Harvey Steinberg, 81, participates in an actors’ group, is getting back to math studies, and is completing with his wife, Marcia, an essay about the Gilded Age.

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