May 18, 2011

Inner City Rainy Night

The boy sits alone in the rain
waiting
He pays no attention as the woman screams
Echoes of earlier explosions
seem distant
remote
He sits against the cold brick wall
staring blankly at the endless night
rain gently slapping his face
unflinching
as red lights pierce his eyes
The hole slowly drains
but the boy still just sits
water dripping from his nose
waiting


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