A young girl half-runs down this street
She sobs as she goes, a dark cloud
belying the sunshine color
of her dress. She is gone
but the street is damp with tears.
An old man prays for daughters
he never fathered.
Night is coming with its accusations,
morning with its forgiveness
and street sweepers.
- Ralph Murre
" prose invents -- poetry discloses" - Jack Spicer