down town


I love cities

but can’t stand crowds

i stared out the window

while she showered

and pondered

my next move.

the afternoon before

i hopped out of a taxi

phone in hand

hearing my work worries


just like that

leaving me to the

quiet weekend

i’d been hoping for.

a holiday

in my own city

it was very “meta”

of my friends

to give us this

as a wedding gift

and it was much appreciated.

thank you all.