What Do Streetlights Do?
Sometimes white sometimes yellow.
They observe the streets both hollow and mellow
with figurines, silhouettes, people and shadows
Dancing, walking, driving, biking,
laughing, smiling, pondering, rejoicing,
smoking for habit, for pleasure, for grief,
missing, hurting, gazing into nothingness,
rotting and reflecting –
all without realizing they are being watched.
As the sun kisses good bye to the sky,
these silent observers flicker on and provide
an audience for the lonely souls who
take out the garbage and bring in the mail
who train puppies and walk dogs.
They see it all without judgement or care,
first kisses and breakups and love affairs
the drifting leaves in mid air, snowmen melting and colours returning
Babies returning as grand parents
the cycle of life over and over and over again
Saturated with wisdom they stand strong ,
The good, the bad, the left, right and wrong.