Com­mu­nity

The Iowa Review - - FRONT PAGE - Shane mccrae

I at the time I didn’t know A grown-up word for one ex­cept I knew some dirty words I was eleven some­times wait­ing for the bus The bus stop was the side­walk was up on a lit­tle hill looked down on the street Ex­cept it was too low to call a hill but there isn’t a spe­cial name for dirt that kind of low And so I call it was a hill And some­times these two cops I think it was the same they ev­ery Sunday they would the same they drive up un­der me ex­pose them­selves All the po­lice back then were white even the bus driv­ers were white I knew some

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