Tomorrow's Dreams and Yesterday's Kisses

Utah Jay By Utah Jay, 7th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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These were the mean streets, that lonely part of town where no one walks at night, where no one escapes, but those with athletic prowess and those lucky enough to see the stars.

Tomorrow's Dreams and Yesterday's Kisses



Tomorrow’s Dreams and Yesterday's Kisses


No one walks these streets
anymore
except calico children
by the dozen
standing in wrinkled postures
with empty pockets,
each seemingly lost
in a musical trance.

Timed at Best


No one comes here
anymore
except heavy tongued policeman
and drug salesmen
who talk with noisy hands,

timed at best,
always watching their backs.

No One Stays Here


No one stays here
anymore
under the heavy yoke
of another early night
as ragged people
with sour faces
scour for passersby,
hoping for a dollar in the hand
and a wallet
from a pocket
unseen and unfelt,
each one hiding
under the street lamp’s

cycloptic eye.

No One Lives Here


No one lives here
anymore
not in day time
nor night.
For this is that emptiness
where pitiable people hide
behind barred doors
and shuttered windows

ever watching
as entangled lovers
pause a moment
under lamplight
knowing
that there is nothing left
for them here-
but this one- -
last- - -
disheveled kiss.

Words and photos by uTAH jAY

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Tags

Children, City, City Lights, Street Art, Street Children, Street Kids, Street Life, Street People, Street Smarts, Streets, The Cold Streets, The Crazies

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Natraj
7th Jan 2015 (#)

Lovely poetical post. Simply superb.

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author avatar Shamarie
7th Jan 2015 (#)

Great work, Utah Jay! I like the tone and emotion of your poems. Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Utah Jay
7th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Natrai.

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author avatar Utah Jay
7th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Shamarie, your so kind to say so.

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