SWETSVILLE ZOO

It’s not supposed to be here.

Version 2

It was suppose to be gone long ago when modern life ran headlong into historical treasure.

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Oil-changing stations and mega super stores squeeze the nearby open spaces dry of life and fun and I wonder how long art for art’s sake will last.

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Sculptures fierce, sad, demure, funny, happy, and content. Rusted with bird poop and straggly bird nests that are not out of place. This place makes me smile.

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Sound of kids playing mixed with the highway din.

Old paint chipped houses and trailers in need of care.

Lying next to a slow shallow river calling for a picnic on a sunny day.

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A man with a blowtorch and a sense of humor and grandchildren and feeling made this place. I want to know more about him. I imagine hands that wouldn’t let him stop working.

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I want to tell him that I would be his ambassador. I would gladly settle here and show kids the way and why. But first he would have to tell me the story of it all.

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Come and spend some time in this place while you can.

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