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Askold Salsky
7 a.m.

after Edward Hopper

the sidewalk ends at the edge of its rectitude
bottles stranded in the store window

how little we know
when we leave things alone

certain only that someone has been there
so someone must be coming

someone must be watching
the light organizing itself on canvas

what is crafted tending to emptiness
what blossoms filling with shadows

those who haven’t yet appeared
trapped even by not being there