There was a field owned by Lord Cottemn
and so people called it Cottemn Field
until he gave it to the town
when it became the Cottemn Field Park
in the midst of which they dug a pond
named Cottemn Field Park Pond
at which they built a skate-house called
the Cottemn Field Park Pond Skatehouse
whereupon the town trustees declared
Enough and barred the skatehouse legally
from ever hosting wi-fi, bench,
memorial or anything denominatable at all.
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Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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