no trucks in Manhattan,
but ice box perambulators
rolled the paths.
Inside the black
cast iron fence
Where the pigeons
awaited scraps
Mom liked Coconut, Dad, Toasted Almond, and I,.the Creamsicle
after an afternoon
in the warm baths
at the Y.

M. Zane McClellan

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* The YMCA was a meeting place for the journalists of New York in the early 1960s. And the Good Humor truck was synonymous with ice cream.