father of the bygone week
yet born again
Trading news…..stoop talk
leaned in to listen
doorway jargon feeding him
he may not start until
enough suns have risen or whisker
by way of northern travel
is his gentlemen’s distance
though age is hardly less persistent
though confidence long quenched
has not left the heart in squalor
the city hides behind
shy streets or timid
A serene velvet around his neck
The south has not left him yet.
Stefon Napier: Brother of the Pi Kappa Phi Chapter at Florida Atlantic University.
Photo of the sky courtesy of: PublicDomainPictures.net.