August 4, 2007


In today’s Times-Union
grey print on a sunny morning
the picture of bejeweled
botoxed Mary Lou Whitney
riding a dog-sled to
a tuxedoed gala
in summer Saratoga
is printed beneath

the picture of the Grafton Peace Walk
bald, chanting Jun Sun
beats a flat drum followed
by young & old walkers in
baseball caps, sneakers
sandals, tee-shirts
waving flags of peace
even one lone dog
on their way to the Peace Pagoda.

In this race to the end
who are you betting on?