Mar 26

pretty lights

a suspicious man fleeing the scene
broken headlights
and things that should never be written 
on this page of gas-station receipt 
i sit on the roof
and wait for the lights 
oh the pretty blue and red
flashing in the dark
leaving their pattern of mild apprehension
and tall figures dressed in dark clothing 
burned into my eyes
as i sit
and watch the drama unfold
i wonder if i should feel bad
after all
their not putting the real criminal in jail
their just locking up her decoy.