To the editor:

I had an assignment to write a letter to the editor. 

I chose to reflect on the manholes on East Water Street.



Reflections

Tis a bouncy trip down East Water Street.

Traveling slowly over 64 manhole covers, hear the beat.

Why the need for so many manholes?

Couldn’t we have done with less?

Too simple is my guess.

Make it complicated is the plan.

Be as expensive as you can.

So it seems to me ...

Cause I have to help pay the fee.

Janice Stucky

Portland