Broken at 9 pm, glass shards on the road crunch underfoot.
I worked late, walking home.
Seeing the streets with new eyes;
Single mother sitting on the front door step with baby
A man delivers brochures to houses
Another brings out the bin.
A man walks a white dog, a cat leaps a fence and turns on a sensor light.
Someone backs a truck onto their front lawn
And a yellow moon rises above the houses.
A terrible valley filled with houses
A helicopter lands at the airport
The hospital’s yellow lights and strange smell.
My feet feel tired
I wish I lived in a beach village.
Work again tomorrow, looking forward to retirement and death.