Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gas Town

streets of brick and rain
chains swing back and forth
in the wind
white lights
twinkle in the night
shopping carts up and down Water Street
bottles and cans
beer and wine
spirits are bright
late into the night
party below
music thumps
line-ups
cars pass slowly
a man sells flowers
to people waiting in line
to get in
waiting for a taxi
tourists shop for t shirts
for the one in their family
that had to stay home
they could not get the time off
perhaps they needed some time
for themselves anyway
chain link and alleyways
just behind the facade
of the one block buildings
It's like a city in itself
An image frozen in time
But in on the latest styles
Newspapers and radio stations
buses and pedestrians
red light green light
stop
go

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