6:00 am

Angela Eastman


Only the sky-line

is orange

the lawns are still frosted

with dew,

and the lamps are on;

they do not know

day has come.


The ticking clock


an unseen crow

cries from his perch

one lone car

rumbles down an

empty road.


Time doesn’t stop

even for a moment.

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