Riverwest Neighborhood

I saw you
on the bus stop bench.
Perched really.
Feet on flat wooden slats.
You held a sunflower
from your garden.

Sparrows darted about
the ground where
last night’s popcorn
lay scattered about.

On the bus
as you passed by
the sunflower
started conversations.
Talk of this years corn yield.
Sunflower seeds
drop from so many lips half spit.
The bus floor resembled
a baseball dugout.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney


Riverwest is a Milwaukee, WI neighborhood north of the downtown beyond Brewers Hill. As the name implies it is west of the Milwaukee river. It is an artsy neighborhood where I hung out quite a bit.

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