No Loitering

No Loitering

She stands next to the no smoking sign Cigarette teasing a leap from her fingers She checks her watch He's not coming Her finger plays with a hole in the fishnet stockings her mother disapproves of She glances at the no loitering sign Five more minutes

Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink

I didn't cut the kitchen faucet off The thought pops in my head as soon as I sit I've never left the water running But now, I have? No, I haven't I know I cut it off Besides, I'd hear it running, right? I cut it off, like always I won't check I won't check [...]

Basketball/Running

Basketball/Running

Hardwood Greenway Late nights at the park, last to leave Early mornings through the park, first to arrive Smell of leather Freshly mowed grass AI Meb Bum knees Less bummy knees My knees used to kill me on the court, nobody asked They feel fresh on the pavement, "Don't runners have bad knees?" Mid-post fadeaway [...]