Monday, December 27, 2010

A Night under the Stars By Jasen Sousa

A Night under the Stars


My favorite drug addict friend returns
to Somerville from a rehab stay in Miami.

Not allowed home because
of countless times he ripped off his family,
can’t chill with old friends
because he wants to stay clean.

We eat bagels and drink OJ
on benches at two in the morning,
watch fiends come in and out
of the 24-hour store.

We watch pigeons parade on top of streetlights,
the sun peeks out.

A night to stay awake.
A night to stay alive.




Taken From
Humming Eternity By Jasen Sousa (Written During Emerson College Era)
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