a pair of strip malls
McDonalds glowing fry mansard roof
lights cast parabolas on a brick building front
Who gets a car wash at 10 o'clock at night?
in darkness, all empty buildings
are serious and imbued with meaning
those out this late are either young
or have a story to tell.
10 o'clock car wash protagonists
looking into the 6 part flowerhead
of especially tall streetlamps asking
what put me here
like it's 1990 when people still had
the attention span to wander?