Urban Haiku

I.

when the streetlights gleam
and soft stars reign the twilight
the world will transform

II.

we all wish for peace
our prayers die slow, silent deaths
and now we are trapped

III.

the school is closed now
wood boards cover glass windows
so much left to learn

IV.

the gunshot pierces
the deep blanket of the night
i wake in shadows

V.

the doorknob creaking
and whining under the weight
of both of our hands

VI.

ask the youth sprawled out
on the curb caked with red blood
if the stars still shine

© 2008 Andrew David King

Urban Haiku

andrewdavidking

Joined January 2008

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