K St. Meets State St.
as you pay the cab fare
a stream of turbidity meets you
and conclusions still arise__
but then they are sent back
to be reviewed by loitering madmen
counting down the minutes
possessed by the tentative illusions that
control the surface of your gray matter
that awaits a jolt to be revived
in plain view of the witnesses of your peers
who become cynics with every syllable
of self-referencial voyeurism
dead to the world______.