with bearded men astride,
stir a whirlwind
crashing past me howling warnings
then evanesce into silence.
A man dressed
like an angel
concludes by saying, "take care"
before sallying forth
down the long cement block corrider.
I walk through the tunnel,
surrounded by multicolored tubes.
Figures in uniforms grow near then diminish
into vanishing point
entrances to new encounters.