out of the shadows lunatics
dance madly laughing across the landscape
down the bridge
they run
holding hands
only to jump into cold suicidal waters

hudson river march

screeching tires drown out
the laughter
where did their strength come from?

underneath it all
across the skyway
the firefighter boat arrives
dousing on lookers
with frigid water-they call home

as sirens wail
rescue boats veer off course
the landscape changes

NYC lifts out of the background
rising from the fog
silent majestic oz

distance appearances
mistake ghostly wails
for peace