Breaking my heart like a loveless dream
the pink and purple skies are ending
leaving dark and sullen clouds
the shadows grow long and cover the world in dark blue.

Pavement cracked and sky is bleeding
telephone lines form wiry veins pulsing through the overhead.
Change rolls out the doorway finding a new home in the sidewalk cracks.
smoke billows out as well, the sound of glasses chinking behind the bar.
lights are blinking, car tires squealing, summer here is such a bore.

Sitting on the curb, a group of boys, planning their summer mischief –
Clever pranks and scars to tell stories.
Litter rolls across the yard, blown in by some other state’s weather.
It is another day, another evening, soon another loveless dawn.