Sunset on Delaware Avenue

1 min readJun 25, 2022


Law manifests


Dislikes it’s reflection

Alters its decision

Don’s a darker tone

Wades out into an unhealthy stream

Keeps her clothes on

Climbs in a boat

Rows to the other side

“You’re unwanted as much as you’re wanted”

Squawk the crows on the railroad siding,

It’s always those hiding

in the background

Driving desperation underground

That make the loudest

silent sound.

Sunrise, I walk Delaware Avenue

Watching trash collectors

Throwing placards in the back

of a trailer

A sense of failure clattering

under a magenta hue sky

I grab a coffee and

sit by the reflecting pool,

People begin to pass back and forth,

Clouds drag their heels,

Like overburdened school children

Hating school

But knowing they have no say

Because this is…

Just the way

Things are,

Some things cannot be reconciled,

Be it the ownership of a gun,

An unprovoked invasion,

Individual freedom,

Collective accountability,

The inevitability of pain,

Or an ocean stained with human activity,

Sunset, on Delaware Avenue

I head back to my hotel

Under a swell of gaslight gloom

That leans its forehead

Against the window of my room

Staring neither in, nor outside

But imagining determined perfection,

perpetually out of sight.





Local poet/writer. ‘There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.’ E. Hemingway. All ©️DMM