Poem: Shade

Stepping out into another world,

Roar of engines running


Trying to find my way around,

Look left, Look right,

Which way do I find

Whatever it is my heart desires.

On and off the jets

City buses only take you so far before the road runs out

Walking all day until my legs give in,

Blisters tear at my heels with every step

Why won’t the heat just take a whim of a break

This… one time.

Maybe someday, the shade will come so we can rest once more.