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  October's Child



From the land of shifting sands and blue bayou ripples,
Sundown finds Palafox with its casual summer crowds
Sidewalk conversations cross a terrain of subjects
While dogs on leashes casually sniff the sea air

Guitar pickers can be found outside a doorway of shadows
Where the asphalt becomes a stage for blues crooning
I wonder if their souls are masked to hide their thoughts....
As their songs reveal the color of a western sunset

In a nearby café, chairs hold jackets, umbrellas and canes…
A woman staring out the window nibbles at her sandwich
A man holds a pencil, making notes in mid-air
He's as handsome as a Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas tree

A few are gathering opinions like a basket of precious gems,
Like weathered mementoes from the most sovereign
Some sit as empty bowls with nothing to offer
Many are like boomerangs that shall return for the view

Some sitting like priests just waiting for a confession
I wonder if they'll be here when dawn's window opens
Life brings many stalks to its city sidewalk jungles
With a smile in my heart, I wander by, knowing  I'm blessed…..

August 2nd, 2015


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