A YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY:
HOW DO YOU BRAVE THE WILDS OF DOWNTOWN?
SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED.
SHADOWY FIGURES SURROUND US
ABOVE AND BELOW, YES.
Just this very morning, at 8:30
noisy crows scratched on our skylight
but were unable to gain purchase
on the dome-ed plexiglass.
Safe, for a time.
Beneath us, raccoons
expand their burrows in the sewers
leading out from their lodge hall
in the darkness under
the old post office.
On the streets, other zanes obtain.
But we fear naught
for we live appropriately enough
in a former Odd Fellows hall.
In ghostly numbers, safety.