instead of nowhere…

he watched cars pass by…driving down streets…some going north and south while others went east and west…red tail lights glowed in the dark…people driving home from bars…second shift jobs…a high schooler’s date now late for curfew…

looked in windows ‘cross an alley…lit in a yellow hue…a man sitting at a kitchen table with his head in his hands…a young boy reclined on a bed looking into a cellphone…downstairs a dog barks at midnight…

and bums go through trashcans looking for scrap…tin cans…aluminum bottles…something to sell…always looking for something to sell…bruised arms and pricked fingers where blood was drawn and dollars were paid…dollars paid…

drunks stroll down alleys…whistling songs…singing out loud in mumbled voices of loves gone or maybe never existed…talking to themselves of life’s regrets and missed opportunities…always wishing for more…always wishing for more…

while girls stand on street corners looking to score as old rusted vans and beat-up Fords slowly creep past with windows rolled down…eyes peeled for cops in cruisers and pimps on the prowl…a price is always paid…always paid…

sound of a train blows in the distance…he wishes he was on it…going somewhere…somewhere…

instead of nowhere…

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