I chased the night once,
For no particular reason.

I called out her name
In laughter
As the alleys echoed longingly

I tap-danced with drunken stupor
Like yesterday’s paper
As the delivery truck flies by

I ran my fingers through her hair,
A velvet raven
Soaring in the wind

I even dared to kiss her
Lips, a whisper
She rolls her R’s better than her eyes

I chased the night once
Until the sun rose