distance across ford street

Poem #42 from Small Town Kid

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the dolphin café is the ideal spot
to watch the shadow
slipping across ford street

a journey wide enough
to last you
all your life

there’s only pinball
and cigarettes
and under-age
six-pack saturdays

hiding
from the watchers
riffling curtains
at every window

and there’s cheating
with cunning stealth
the best efforts
of the law

it’s slow breathing
slow walking
slow living
to last forever

or just until the shadow
makes the other side
of ford street


© Frank Prem 2009

Small Town Kid Poem 43: on a new year’s eve

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