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Poetry of the Streets

The night is filled with contradictions
Whiskey sours and sour faces,
An ambulance screams by
And by the way the siren wails you can just tell someone died

The shadows are creeping out of the side streets and gutters
Like evil spirits
And the hyena laughter of drunken chicks with sin on their breath, mock the dead

The booze spreads through my veins like a disease
And it burns a fever in my stomach like a goddamn dose of small pox
Overhead, clouds roll in
And the thunder growls
And the lightning snaps
And flashes
Revealing angels in silhouette against the sky
And the moon and the stars and the thunderous whine
Reminiscent of a funeral procession for a dead God

And back on earth the hustle and the droll
The filth of the streets
Terror and lust and the roar of the rebellious becomes the music of an age
And the poetry of the streets.

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Comments

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesabout 4 years ago

    oh wow!! This is so visceral and real. Amazing poetry as always x

  • Teacup
    Teacupabout 4 years ago

    the poets and the poetry continue there nightly dance until the light of day creeps back across the street, to be repeated again as darkness takes hold….
    you have so nailed it, I could feel the dank, rank feel of the streets… am reminded of Sheldon Lea with this write… x

  • MrKeshav
    MrKeshavabout 4 years ago

    poetry of the streets indeed..

  • boswell20
    boswell20about 4 years ago

    amazing write

  • Eric  David Lough
    Eric David Loughabout 4 years ago

    kudos. E.D.L

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    I love this real, raw and dark write! FANTASTIC imagery!

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    There is the steaming rough of the hard life and the illusive dream dangling here but is a hope like dead fishes in the night.
    A night where the Gods brawl over the last drop of wine…
    The imagery is sooo up my metaphorical alley!

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago

    wonderful poetry,,,love it …awesome…

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