City Night

Watching shadows
Through the moonless night,
Catching only glimpses
In the light of passing cars.
The pounding of the ground
Beneath my calloused feet
Echoes incomplete
Through my existence.

A distant siren sings,
Making music in my ears
And sending visions,
Somewhat clear, in my
Subconsciousness.

Scenes of love
Neglected
And abused.
And of children,
Dressed in tattered clothes
With soiled hands
And messy faces
Eating from a can
Of cold soup,
While Mommy
Turns a trick
And chases dragons
On the
Other side of town.

A dog is barking,
Not without distinction
And I wonder what it really means,
What I should be thinking,
When a woman screams,
In rhythmic ecstasy,
That she

CANíT
TAKE
ANOTHER
MINUTE
OF
HIS
LOVE

Soon,
Gunshots ringing near
Incite the
Fears of my reality,
And the haste of
My escape.
Then curtly so,
The bitter taste
Of silence
Reverberates
Against the thickness
Of this sultry
City night.

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