Uncool Scene

Written by: Matthew Anish

     Shifty eyed men and women
standing around on a summer evening 
   Passing by them 
     I hear grumbling and veiled threats
Pays to be careful 
You don't want to become a newspaper crime story 
or another statistic 
    Summer in the vast metropolis 
Exciting yet dangerous 
I hurry past the crowd 
On the way to see my woman 
   She, too must be careful 
    to avoid an uncool scene 
city life requires caution 
So one can make the night smile 
In this - the asphalt homeland