Thursday, March 9, 2017

Broken Alley (Day 50)

 

The difference is subtle, 
between 
what will 
and 
what won't 
go over, when 
a man walks his pit-bull 
down a broken alley, 
in plain view of 
the neighborhood's mothers, 
children, and cats. 
Between 
what can 
and 
what can't be 
unlocked 
with the mystery 
key found amongst 
the crumbs, paperclips, 
and earring-backs in 
his deceased grandmother's 
nightstand drawer. 
And, when that man dons 
his blinding white 
Nikes and a freshly-bleached 
'wifebeater', the difference 
between 
staying out all night 
and 
coming home 
at closing time 
will be very subtle, 
indeed.

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six