Each morning the dogs walk her down Chestnut Street.
Past Taylor’s house, empty lot, red mower for sale($95.00) ,
Mrs. Alonzo’s dead flower bed, and she’s got makeup on and
clothes that are good because it’s time to wear the good clothes.
There’s Bob with the two white poodles prancing and Bob prancing
because he can when he’s out of the house.
She always stops at the empty lot, stares at the two abandoned rattan
chairs and wants to slip into one, take a breath from dancing all night,
sip the last of her champagne.
She still hears music.