Under a streetlight
cracked pavement bulges quiet grass.
Our transient candidate, an anxious suitor,
is the essential leader
seeking the favors of a fickle harlot.
The old companions sit up with one another
She will not love him tonight.
a broken window frames their vacant stare.
wet streets are gray and abandoned.
Only water fell from the skies today.
Phillip T. Egelston