day begins
The black haze moves in
   to cover
    the sky
Sweat sticks to tight patterns
    is given to wind
City horns beep
  loud music blasts
  shadows approach alleys
natives cry
natives laugh
  street lights change colors
  babies cry
  mothers awake
  answering machines
  record messages
  e n d l e s s l y
    never to be
The misty sun shatters the night
  Another day begins
   in New York