Familiar places, familiar faces,

The city feels lethargic as the sun sleeps,

Street lights flicker on to illuminate the dark,

As I take the bus route I know well.


Trees seem to touch the starry sky,

Autumn painting their leaves in warm tones,

Their colours swirl in a blur of motion,

Decorating the edges of this forgotten road.


Aging concrete goes on forever beneath me,

Each crack and fracture following my pace,

Beacons of red, yellow and green flash overhead,

Luminescent guides on my path home.


Exhaustion hangs heavy on my eyes,

The comfort of sleep calling out for me,

Yet I fill my mind with idle thoughts,

Keeping my gaze on the shadowy horizon.