streetlights burn cross don’t cross
timekeepers slick window blinds
broom dusk and ash from the sidewalks
one empty hand
the difference between dawn and dusk
is a heartbeat
taunting us: cross don’t cross
Friend: Did you enjoy your turkey on Thanksgiving?
Me: I don’t eat turkey.
Friend: Oh, that’s right. You’re a vegetarian or something. You don’t eat meat.
Friend: Well, what did you eat instead of turkey?
Friend: What did you, you know, put on your plate instead of turkey?
Me: Nothing. It isn’t something I think needs replaced.