Eugene Alexander Donnini: ‘I See You There’

I See You There

I see you there
down the sunny rain
of years, over asphalt,
token freeways, awash

with yesterday, where
fools and lovers
play minds like cards,

their eyes, stained
with the graffiti
of backstreet affairs,
desperate for less.

I hear you crying
beneath the cock-a-hoop
of beer and tickles,
grieving in silence,

in the aftermath
of every Tinder love affair.

Eugene Alexander Donnini

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