SMALL WONDERS OF THE CITY
..SEEN FROM A BALCONY..
A city waking up
Humidity like a greenhouse.
A lady walks her poodle.
Men wearing black suits talk on cell phones, walking in circles in a garden with benches.
Construction workers yell, clank chains and drill through stone.
The bus hisses, whines, then drones on again.
Toy cars whizz by.
A biker in spandex too.
A young woman feeds pigeons in the park.
A delivery van with squeaky breaks stops at a red light.
Two people sit in the window of the ninth-story, eating breakfast. There is orange juice in the cups.
A small dog pees on a lamp post.
A couple kisses in the park.
a city going to sleep
Some friends drink wine on a third floor balcony garden.
Snatched conversation drifts along a warm breeze.
The sunset reflects on the dark glass of the company buildings.
Lights flicker on at random intervals.
Sirens come from one street over.