Night on the Town

by gillis

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.