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What do you see # 48 – 21 September’20

Mohammad Hoseini Rad@ Unsplash

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a covered paved street. One person is sitting in a chair in the middle of the street talking to another sitting at the side walk. There is a truck parked in the street behind them. The street is lighted up well with lights hanging from the ceiling)

A philosophical debate
Is carried late into the night
Beneath artificial light, a covered market
Where creeping shadows fall
The yellow truck slowed to park
Letting the two men chatter,
Catching a few words, the driver thought
There must be a body beneath
The yellow tarpaulin
Hanging beside the man on the sidewalk
No other voices can be heard
The swollen heat keeping other souls at bay
The debate cannot be concluded
The tarpaulin cannot be lifted by mortal hand
What lies beneath placed by evil magic
Words must be found to break the spell
To find nothing but hot air
Escape by touch…

©anitadawes 2020

6 thoughts on “#Keepitalive ~ #Whatdoyousee ~ #WDYS ~ #Poetry

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