shortcuts in my life
i seem to pick them blindly
and for no reason at all
as the light shines rather brightly
over where the public roams.
i see shadows prancing from the corner of my eyes but they don’t scare me
it’s all in my mind
so i paint the alley in color
and make my way,
i chose the path im on anyways.
Excerpt from Wonderlust & City Dust: A Poetry Collection by Xavier Alexis available October 21st, 2020.