I’ve been put in this position before
waking up in the middle of the night
to utter phrases
not my own (and with no one to hear them).
Plastic grocery bag
Is the tumbleweed of the urban landscape
an undulating jellyfish in a sea of trees.
JOHN KROPF is a Washington area attorney and writer who has written a travel-adventure book, Unknown Sands: Journeys Around the World's Most Isolated Country, and a legal reference book, Guide to U.S. Government Practices on Global Sharing of Personal Information. He has also contributed to Verse-Virtual, Burningword LIterary Journal and a regular reader at the Iota Poetry series. John was awarded a Certificate in Laughter from the DC Improv Club and keeps a blog on books and poems on an unscheduled basis at http://compulsivelyaimless.blogspot.com