Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Quiet Place, Out of the Sun

There are benches all around the Federal Court House building, 
some limestone, others like these, painted steel.
As the summer sun moves across the sky, seats in the shade 
are always occupied, while the others, no matter how 
comfortable, remain vacant. 

On the east side of the court house, a woman awaits 
her late afternoon bus, while bicycles bake and
gleam in the sun a few feet to her right.

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