Saturday, October 24, 2015

Memory Writes...

A Moonlit Walk Across the City

Since my teens
I have dated boys,
Cycled with them
In small American towns,
Tender to the small
Beating heart of
Neighborhood happenings;
Have munched frankfurters
And hamburgers at counters,
World of young love
Twirling its tendrils around
My ankles, though never holding.
I have whirled along highways
In compact sedans
And rebuilt sports cars,
My hair wild as wind,
Have consumed my share
Of cappuccinos in village
Coffee shops, dazzled by
The dance of book dust
Amidst candlelight and
Starched linen in fine restaurants
Before driving the evening
Through a fading post-storm twilight,
The panorama frequently shifting
My sense of place with time,
The cobblestones and courtyards
Cracking to the foot-pace of passersby
So that I am simply
Plunged back three centuries
And silenced by the shock.

Written for one of my prompts at Pink.Girl.Ink. Press.
And shared with fellow friends at Poets United.