Thursday, October 09, 2008

On Scott Street

as she walks shouting behind her
waving her left hand
conducting a sidewalk ghetto symphony
her high heels sound monstrous
ready to shatter the concrete
with her swift power steps
trampling childhood
trampling innocence
I think she's some kinda spanish
though it's dark
so I take hints from her motion
her choice of word
bilingual catty exclamation
I'm in the background
hoping she stays so bold
hoping it never breaks her
as her heels echo from the dark
and she's found something better

1 comment:

marionerin said...

I really dig this one, Josh! When are ya gonna buy me a shot of Jamison and dance around my kitchen listenin' to Prince again, kid?