from Around Town

on a black metal table
outside the cafe

she stumbles
catches herself looks around
and spits on her shoe

freshly cut grass —
but the edges are the same

a piece of paper
at the edge of the old pond

my boots leaning
against each other–
still dusty

~ Allan Brown

Allan Brown’s AB’s twenty-second volume of poetry, One Way or Another, is forthcoming from Rubicon Press.

Read more of Allan Brown’s poetry:
Butterfly or Bird
Four Haiku
Between Seasons
Two Haiku
Three Haiku

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