Night Walk

Rain slicked streets glisten
Neath yellow stains of light
Silent save the splash
Of random steel phaetons
Moving stealthily to or from

Goddesses of the dark
Wait in the shadows
Dressed to entice
Street seduction
Painted faces, pasted smiles

Paradise Cafe
Sentry of the city
Neon lights
Crackle, flicker
Suggest safe harbor

Stale breezes
Scurry through foul alleys
Permeate the dark

Assault the senses
Amble down the street

Alcohol fueled dreams
Emanate from doorways
Cardboard castles
Remnants of lives broken
Derelict ambitions

Night Walk



About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.
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4 Responses to Night Walk

  1. Wow…you said it all. You painted the perfect “illusion” of life, for a lot of people. An illusion that gets one,,,well, I’m not sure where it gets anyone. “Stale breezes,foul alleys…” Fantastic images.


  2. Edwin Best says:

    Really put me there!


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