Fifth Avenue's ice cream truck melody
riffs off a hot dog stand generator,
bucket-drummer rhythm section.
They say Times Square's washed clean.
Still, tourists rub up against poverty,
drunk executives, sad men in Elmo suits.
It's all gone under cover now.
This weekend's challenge to the Real Toads is the sevenling, a form I like a lot. And yeah, I know it's Monday night.