Tuesday, November 14, 2023


Shortly after dawn—
the way 
a rising sun 

causes the great 
hulking shadows 
of roofs 

to slide off old
fence posts and move 
along the lawn 

in the park across 
the street from the 
place where I sleep—

and all I can wish is 
that I might 
still live 

and find myself 
awake and walking 
out my door to witness this

so many more 
times that, 
before too long, 

I absolutely 
fail to even 
notice it.