Under the Influence of Alcohol and Architecture (Day 2,398: Take 2)*

She believes she can stand tall against shadow,
affect the light
into afternoon, identify the stone
figure staring at her as she turns a corner 

to enter
another establishment
old as sin. It could be
hers—wrapped into the dirty 

canopy fabric above the narrow door. 

 

* The title comes from the Preface to Luc Sante’s Low Life.

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