what the night brings

by Steven J. Serafiani

the night brings,
open mic poetry,
read to seven,
sip herbal tea,
listen to another version of wonderwall,
book shop closes,
talk politics in science fiction a thru z,
with a friend recent reconnection,
then on to a strangers house,
small gathering,
old style cans littered about,
talk religion with cigarettes,
shotgun a beer,
wondering why I’m 28,
28 is such a cruel number.