Regular Poem: Cities Do Have Ordinances

10 Apr

and the sign that is posted
lists a county ordinance
but counties don’t have ordinances
and even if counties did have ordinances
the ordinance that this isn’t
very specifically refers to prohibited
activities in the big ditch
but this isn’t the big ditch
it’s a different non-navigable waterway altogether
and the city ordinance listed is the same as the one on the big ditch
but cities do have ordinances
and this particular ordinance is a general no trespassing
and so doesn’t exclude places
that aren’t the big ditch
or that do not have ordinances
because counties do not have ordinances
although the signs claim they do
but the signs–the lady at the courthouse said–
were put up by the city
and the city obviously thought
counties had ordinances
which they don’t they have resolutions
because ordinances are what cities have
and they are adopted all at once instead of passed one at a time
like resoutions
which are what counties have
but the city just thought it was all the same
but it’s all very different
to the point of being nonsesical
especially when the resolution
itself
references code violations
but counties don’t have codes
because that’s another name for ordinance
and counties do not have ordinances

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