fates

this town
cast’s long shadows
when the sun
starts to go down

no skyscrapers
to rival
the escarpment
at dawn

hidden away
in alleys
racoon bandits
with broken needles

potholes
on decade old
new roads
to curse you

quiet suburbia
chlorine soaked air
summer cool
content to catalog

my house
runs parallel 
to yours
tonight

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