Connecticut Avenue

Deborah Ager

BPR 40 | 2013

The buildings are not tall but tall enough
to block the sun and so today can end
how it began — in a milky shadow.
The 42 has passed through Farragut,
past the hotel famous for its Madam.
That cupcake shop? It's all the rage until
the next. Dupont embassies surround
the simple lust of strangers, coiffed and cocktailed.
That man there. Do I know him?
Too late. We're past. It's all the past.