In Perpetuity

by Steve Passey


The stores are all closing early and
the restaurants are empty
for the five hundredth day
and the streetlights,
bright, white, and aloof,
preside over the nothing
and the quiet
as if they alone
will remain.





Steve Passey is from Southern Alberta. He is the author of the collection Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rock (Tortoise books) and the novella Starseed (Seventh Terrace) and many other individual things.