The Street to Here

by David Ackley

The street to here passes

through the Sixth

with her seated on the low wall

along the Jardin in pale scarf and black glasses.

The red kiosk's posters

of  twinned white faces.

the sidewalk with potted trees,

a long gray spire to the vanishing point

where we almost are


just from thinking

someone's name

and her yours