Pedestrian

Black and hot
coffee all over
expensive suit pants
leather suitcase
shiny black shoes.

why?

he asked the cup,
the coffee,
the broken cigarette,
the cars quickly passing by.

Another expensive suit
shiny black shoes,

“At least you’re not ruined.”

A smile,
unreturned.

The second suit
smoked a cigarette
at the drivers in the busy cars
and waited patiently
at the crosswalk.

“when I die”

he said to the suit hard of luck,

“cut out my eyes
and chop off my ears,
take them with you
that after,
you may see and hear,”

a red hand waved
the smiling suit
and shiny shoes to cross.
He crossed without
looking ahead,
without looking back
at the coffee stained suit,
without opening his eyes
at the busy drivers.

Red and warm
all over the expensive suits.
Speckles of him
glistened in the gray day-light
smothering the faces
of pedestrians
of buildings with large glass windows
with hundreds of eyes.

Pedestrian

Shawn McDaniel

Auburn Hills, United States

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