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ON THE STREET

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ON THE STREET

I noticed her, she looked well bred 
Enthusiastic eyes, sand wiped skin, dark
Trying hard to look casual

Then I saw her, looking thin
Worried eyes, forced smile, walking
Trying to look casual

One day she stopped me, asked me for a light
Flirtatious eyes, looking bright
She passed a casual remark

A year later I saw her, well bred with a black eye
Sitting on a door slab with a cigarette
I passed by, looking casual

I passed her by for days and nights
Until one night, two nights, she was gone

©david byrne sept ‘12

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 9:47:00 AM
    This is really interesting, to see how she changes simply by your observations of her on the street. The last two lines SHOW us instead of tell us what happens and that's great poetry.