Cement Sidewalks

I walk
just like any other
the deception is quite rare.

Cement sidewalks
Dented cars
Burning cigarettes
Chatting faces.
It’s all there.

As far as you like, as far as you will.
And then and only then,
can these images be dismissed.

Until the next time, when all return
to this glorious spot
where they can walk, just as I
on their way to the

Cement sidewalks
Dented cars
Burning cigarettes
Chatting faces.

Written in 1983