Cars, passing, their headlights
illuminating the cadaver
of autumn’s last hedgehog.
Left on the sidewalk
the butt of a cigarette, lipstick-stained
part of a shopping list (unreadable)
faeces from a mid-sized dog,
In her wake, waves of Chanel no 5
and a faint echo of
leaving stiletto heels.
feasting on slices of pizza
(pepperoni and capers)
A brimming trashcan with
crumbled-up divorce papers (unsigned)
a super-market bouquet of roses
an empty chocolate box
and an empty beer can.
Staring at stars,
a peregrine falcon on a skyscraper ledge
forgets for a while, the city below.
Fragment poetry for Laura at dVerse.
December 2, 2021