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What I Saw on the Street 

Fear: 1) An agitated feeling aroused by awareness
of actual or threatening danger. 2) An uneasy
feeling that something may happen contrary to
one’s desires. 3) A feeling of deep reverential awe
and dread. 4) A continuing state or attitude of fright,
dread or alarmed concern. 5) The possibility that
something unwanted might occur.
—Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

Thin old man quivering
lips walking fast
cradling brown-bagged bottle
comfort for the night
shield against fear fear
no mother can caress
away she is dead
this is not
a puzzle of words
she is dead god now
nothing sledgehammer traffic
down the asphalt slab
street turning away
stumbling manstone
and metal cold
light grey-green night
grass neon smeared falling power
plant giant sorcery hand claws
the stars

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