John-Ward Leighton

FOOTPRINTS

Photo ©Copyright 2010 by John-Ward LeightonALT
Photo ©Copyright 2010 by John-Ward Leighton
the morning news
is all violence
and misery
but in my mind
i’m concerned
about the mystery
of footprints
in the pavement
of my hood
where were they going
and were they
up to no good?
the footprint is frozen
in time
while my own image
changes over time.
the wrinkled turkey neck
this once handsome boys
face has gone
to heck.
the droopy jowls
just await
the Diefenbaker
shake.
time only seems
to stand still
for the hills
although we know
it’s just human time going slow
and the mystery of
footprints
in the pavement
the future
will wonder and try to decide
where
the wearer went.
what was its gender
not that down here
is a mind bender
where whatever
is the diamond like focus
in the search for its next hit
and is only incidental
to whoever’s
footprint.