Silence Of Dawn-Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

I ease my car into the
parking lot,
it’s still dark outside.
With just enough light to see the
morning mist cling like lingerie
on phallic lampposts
shooting their hallowed light into the night.
I realize the world is half asleep–
and that love isn’t the glue that makes
the earth go around.
I close my car door
piercing the silence of dawn.
I close my mind to
childhood thoughts of love.