This morning starts soupy
with buildings emerging like
oyster crackers slowly rising
out of the broth
while lights go out
one by anxious one
all around the city
like hopeful dogs at
the kitchen restaurant door
when at last they
abandon hope of morsels
as more and more
cars zoom this way
and that like salmon
swimming upstream avoiding grizzlies
uncertain as to why
but knowing they must
go wherever they go