Common Company

Cables crossed on a darkened street
lights of passing cars cast living shadows
growing, slithering, vanishing
into the grasses on the side of the road.
Invisible for a while
lost in the clarity of the stars
on this brisk autumn night
while I hide from school, work
responsibility I’m not sure I’m ready for.
Grass sways licking my face as another car passes
oblivious to these eyes gazing upward and the blanket
wrapped tightly around my shoulders.
The moon still hides behind the solitary cloud
which not even the speed of the cars
can budge.
I sit and stare just another shadow
growing, slithering, vanishing
into the grasses on the side of the road.