#66 (overdue tears)

photo credit: Matthias Geh


upon a dime

the fading image

of a dead leader


by time

and her nails


the pan

always hungry

never full

too often dismissed

as she rushes

the pavement

a painted

human speed train

reaching out

 lined hands

a glance of deep amber

when worlds collide

and the train



overdue tears

sprinkle on concrete

a wet promise

kindness rules

as leathery fingers


young hands

manicured to perfection

and true contact

is made

while pigeons

are telling the story

of a fallen queen

reigning over

the sidewalk

*24th November 2016


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