Small Stone for June 28, 2011

stoneThe street lamps draw cones of light with white chalk on the black background of the night, roughing in the streets beneath with long strokes of wet-elephant grey.  At the intersection, the traffic lights call their pre-recorded square dance, but there are no more dancers, just the feckless wind that kicks an empty styrofoam cup out of its way, and staggers off into the darkness.

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