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City Night

Posted By: M. Richard Smith
Date: Friday, 6 October 2006, at 6:32 a.m.

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 the sultry

city night.

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City Night
M. Richard Smith -- Friday, 6 October 2006, at 6:32 a.m.
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