NPM #9 (There’s still lights in Rockcliffe Park)

Those kids laughing in the park stopped
—is it because of me? Heh.

Survivor; a definition: a kid on a bike
doing the Idaho stop in Ottawa, Canada.

Meerkats turning their heads. Passengers checking.
This sympathetic schlub recording this poem.

Yes and the rich get shells.
I drive through a red with no one ahead of me.