Nobody Riding The Roads Today

By June Jordan, 1936-2002, U.S.

Nobody riding the roads today
But I hear the living rush
far away from my heart
Nobody meeting on the streets
But I rage from the crowded
overtones of emptiness
Nobody sleeping in my bed
But I breathe like windows
broken by emergencies
Nobody laughing anymore
But I see the world split
and twisted up like open stone
Nobody riding the roads today
But I hear the living rush
far away from my heart

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