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Running Past Midnight

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Night sirens wailing. Steely skies
City at his beck and call. No bodyguard
Racing the moon. Running past midnight

Best-selling Author Disappears!

He could already see headlines
And his publisher. Blinking. Fuming
Andrew, you’re killing me!
You want to ruin me, or what?
(Like he was the guy going down)
As ‘The Writer’  writes himself out of life

Back [home]. Sanity restored. Not home
An airless balcony. Above Central Park.

No words. Nothing to say. No words. Nothing to write.

Another sultry, empty night. Too perfect smiles.
Flirtations. Another dead end party. A grand escape
Too much. He was completely done with small talk

Thin as pond-ice in springtime

As Ma used to say of them huffy folks
Ages ago an’ way ‘back when’. He missed her
Humble pie kinda days. Out of reach now
Kind of like Karra. Life always got back to her
No shortage of re-runs. Or late shows
Infotainment. Tired him. So he ran

Late news junkie. And then, Karra.  On a 10 sec. news clip
Impossible. Some kind of  miracle finding her this way
Waiting at the ends of the earth. As if offering a last chance

Grabbing a cab at 2 a.m. La Guardia to Seoul
Decided to let things fall. Tumble where they would.
Let her know he was drifting. Without her. Something
Anything. No. It would have to be the truth

She’d expect it. Tell her you love her, he insisted
Writing to himself. Strange habit. Getting words down

Running again. Past midnight.

© 2013 S. Michaels
Blank Canvas
Seven Love Stories – Andrew & Karra

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Author: LightWriters

Faith child. Poet. Photo-buff.

One thought on “Running Past Midnight

  1. …and always writing it down…a habit…a paper trail

    Enjoyed this 🙂

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