Sidewalk-running heart outpaces control,
rushing fuzzy flashing past all-night minimart,
tomorrow-blinded sweaty-faced stark-eyed kohl,
sidewalk running. Heart
bouncing off the curb, traffic dodging cars–
heavy bus creaking #34 clinking manhole–
up-curb hopping invincible, pulling crowds apart.
No time–the crime of sitting parking weighty on the soul,
no tears, no ticket, thinking, street smart,
dropping coins the passing meters lining the whole
sidewalk, running heart.
© Sweepy Jean and Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, 2013