#66 (overdue tears)

paper-cranes
photo credit: Matthias Geh

once

upon a dime

the fading image

of a dead leader

scratched

by time

and her nails


clink

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

derails

drip-drop

overdue tears

sprinkle on concrete

a wet promise


kindness rules

as leathery fingers

caress

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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