the city in the womb

as the city in the womb passes away                    no one notices town hall is closing.that                    it is being broken small pieces and laid bare on a table outside the sky.. the bank and its                    bankers . the gym with the pool . the pizza parlor known for its buzz . the coffee cafe .                    the flowering shop . the hotel with a few snoring men and a woman watching tv .                    downtown thinks it’s merely the night such an odd hour.. a husband asks wife                    the trees feel the wind known unlike before and children seem sleepy more often than                    not. the playgrounds and birds go last and go least. the crust of the earth becomes softer                    than rocks. the river keeps running only no one can see that it's blind and receding that                    even the frogs have gone awry                    away.