listening to the hum
the steady, streaming, breathing of the
people with eyes that watch both
the surface and the unspoken
parts like learning
the rules to a game for the first time.
hands, laughs, eyes- that
firmly take and keep a certain sense of focus.
the city and
its coming and going
some with feet that glide
but most with feet weighted
and dragged across
as though forced to sing a lullaby or
silent and not.