Driving west to beat a curfew
just declared an hour ago
the pre-sunset sunlight shaping shadows on clouds over distant hills
and maybe the ocean.
On the radio reports of protest
reiterations of how peaceful the protests were at the start
how interlopers come for their own reasons to make a fight and skew the focus
how we mustn’t lose sight of the cause.
And those clouds coming in from gathering over the sea
absorbing molecules of skyward mists.
May 30, 2020