Night sky seeps through 
the skyscrapers like 
diaphanous fingers 
that beckoned Toucan Sam 
follow your nose, it always knows, follow your nose 
the neon signs 
are lighthouses 
calling me to the windows 
full of shiny pricey things 
a museum exhibit of 
trinkets and home furnishings 
on the way to Union Square 
I don’t need to buy them 
they are already mine, right now 
protected by glass 
from the bruise colored night 
from the yappy yappy girls 
“Like, Oh my GOD”ing as they 
pass me by 
heels clopping on the sidewalk 
like the old hansom cabs did, 
down Broadway 
past where I stand in the night 
right now 
ghostly time traveling 
wishing I was there, done up 
a la Gibson 
instead of here 
alone in the night 
as the dark closes in 
unyielding to the electricity


© Dancing Naked For The Messiah/LESWatkins


About leswatkins

Singer/songwriter, jewelry designer, crystal healer, Level II Reiki Practitioner, avid reader, crappy photographer, married mom of two rockerdudes, lover of life.
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