'I paused in my car at a crosswalk'

I paused in my car at a crosswalk
and eye-contacted a single pedestrian
paused to see if I would stop
then she launched into the street
just as tiny ballerinas make their entrance
with tiny steps lengthening into strides
with her head held high
with her nose higher, above a small smug smile
as if she smelt something sweet
with her prowed breasts
with her hands down, like an irish dancer
she scurried slowly across
while I mentally applauded her performance



David E. Matthews

David E. Matthews lives in New England. He is saddened by the direction of events, but more perplexed that things are not worse than, or better than, they actually are, if what people believe is true. He has become suspicious - not to say paranoid - of people who seem positive of what is real, and true. The reverberations and resonances of literature is all that sustains him. In this last year, his VISPO was awarded 2nd place in the Sonic Boom 2023 VISPO competition, and 3 pieces were included in the 2023 Jornadade Poesia Visual exhibition in Brazil.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 14:24