milky way

truckers’ cafe
a night waitress wipes the crumbs
from the counter

the red dragon tattoo guy's
one more last scotch on the rocks

final call—
rousing the groggy barfly
in the corner booth

24/7 sign
wee hours between night owls
and early birds 

the streetwalker’s long shadow—
a merchant sweeps in the dawn 

stray cat's yawn
a waste picker drinks up
the unfinished beer

Charles Trumbull
Rafał Zabratyński