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as precious moments slipped away

they savored marinated
vegetables at a wrought-iron
restaurant with white wine and
a wide glass view by
candlelight

she wore her dress of shimmering
blue with straps slipping
and a daring cut

he wore his simple
dark gray suit, awkward
as always, with a stiff
white collar and a smart
yellow-striped tie

they walked along the
pier as seagulls cried
and turned the stars
inside-out at the lake's horizon

at the wooden ledge they
sat and dangled their
feet she held her elegant
heels in her hand

he said 'it's really
nice, just sitting here' and
stole another breath, but
a group of tourists hollered
in delight, throwing

bird seed blind
over the bench behind
them, and seagulls

showed no restraint and
swarmed the two,
in dress and suit, and
pecked away

they jumped back, they
crawled, they ran, while
the tourists made
apologies, and something
bitter filled the incandescent
air

smoke, lit by streetlight,
mingled with the skyline

nearby, the warning tones of
a garbage truck,
reversing

echoing from a distance,
fire sirens hollowed out the
empty streets

a helicopter and a bright white light

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