sunshade.

I stared long enough for the light to change, Three seconds I counted down and there was a passing. People walked from corner to corner, And I asked the girl beside me why she followed.

Don't forget, two or three more blocks, And there was water in the gutter. Don't forget, a yellow sunshade out front, And walking over it, a wide, white beam.

First I saw the couple, kneeled by a stilt. More in the back, they looked up and said. I thought to leave them there, those three, So that I may face water, a soughing wind.