Cul-de-Sac


The residents fought tooth and nail

For a Cul-de-Sac

To stop cars mowing their children down

Meeting on meeting

Women fainted from stress

Enough correspondence to sink a ship

Officials said

 

NO

NEVER

NOT IN MY LIFETIME

WILL NEVER HAPPEN

OVER MY DEAD BODY

 

Argument on argument

Roar on roar

Anger in the raw

A granite of intransigence

In the end they wilted

They had to

Too many heavy hands

Behind the residents

The ballot box

The ballot box

The Cul-de-sac erected

Within a month

A resident remarked

-Sure that was always there