Street Scene Inspiration from David Sumner

Just then, as the darkness
muted all the roof tops,
a canopy of red
billowed over bright shops.

Drip, drop.
Darting steps
scurry amid l’autobus.

Pitter on umbrellas!
Pop, red, yellow! Poof, blue!
Patter in the puddles—
Kaleidoscope l’rue !

’Neath soggy paper shield
and dripping  lamplight-blurry,
I turn to look again.
Why is it that you hurry?

Pam Miller