Sitting Beside The Very Street

by Nijole Miliauskaite

Nijole Miliauskaite

sitting beside the very street
on a dilapidated bench, paint peeling

people stroll past, children scurry
an infant left in a carriage outside a shop wails

wearing a small blue beret, the kind tractor drivers wear
a thick raincoat from who knows how long ago, high rubber boots

he sits, eating ice cream with wafers
two more portions on the bench, beside him

old, unkempt cheeks,
alone, by himself,
buses stopping before the shops
he sits and calmly eats ice cream

it's hot, the end of May

around him
a magic circle spreads
quiet and solitude

Last updated August 08, 2015