Night on the Town
Dropped the kids off at auntie’s house
drove into the city
checked into the hotel
walked the blocks to see
how many favorite places were replaced
by chains or banks
or the world’s slowest Starbucks.
Changed for dinner.
Walked around the block twice before finding
the Salty Pig where the charcuterie and wine
were more than fine.
Hoofed up to the Wang, now named CitiSomethingorOther.
Climbed flight upon flight upon flight
to the nosebleed seats where we watched as
Mr. Leon Bridges took us back in time.
And forward again.
Remembering the joy of R &B in
each other’s company.
Finished the night with a brisk walk
and more wine
with midnight French fries.