Emblems and Oracles
Day, while busy with paperwork,
forgot the girl.
So she wandered looping cul-de-sacs
fronted by repetitions
of the same four split levels.
never looked her way
while they attended
of the same manicured god.
Bird calls and a high breeze through trees
were the only sounds
as she walked. The most painful,
for they spoke
and still she could not understand.