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The lights of Havana
by Steve Joos
Thursday, March 03, 2005
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A radio station, street lights, theater signs, car dealers, piped in music at a supermarket. This is a view of a small town after dark.

The sun goes down and casts a long, deep shadow

across the red brick streets like an antebellum lamp

as the mists off the river bake the red brick buildings.

The movie marquee fades and flickers

while awaiting the coming attractions.

The city lights bathe the silent streets and

shine in the storefronts.

A soft white desk lamp gives

the radio station teletype

the third degree,

clickety-clack, clickety-clack.

The neon Pontiac sign hums

a solitary tune

as the IGA stereo

plays a jazzy generic number.

And on Halloween,

a lamp in the hardware store

pops out of a stove

with the face of an

office girl vampire

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Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/7/2005
hahaha delightful read surprising ending
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/5/2005
This was wonderful, so full of soft memories and beauty, Loved this,

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/4/2005
You really captured the atmosphere of this place and allowed your readers to experience it, Steve. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/4/2005
beautiful glimpse of your town...or is it your town?
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/4/2005
Great write....I was walking those streets with you reading this!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/3/2005
Yup that is small town living :-) Been in a few and now work for the IGA LOL. Great write.
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