Spots of sunlight dance on the sidewalk
shining through leaves animated by the wind
as it is funneled between the buildings.

An orange construction sign
nodding like an old man on its spring
warns of construction on the right

The back of the sign is more ambiguous
a dangling patch with a single word
ominously warns ‘LEFT’.

A concrete saw screams in the intersection
making conversation impossible
the sidewalk is closed, please cross.

Young women delivering lunches
are made beautiful by the sunlight
as they push their cart across the street.