The Lonely Town
A blink, a glance, a second look,
Once there, now lost to shadow.
Bustling streets, brilliant light,
So calm, the pavements wait.
The breaking dawn removes the cloud,
Sunlight filters through,
Empty roads, lonely parks,
Such silence reveals all.
Lonely town, once loved by commerce,
Left empty, cold and forgotten.
Time has betrayed your local market,
Grocers, old and bare.
Cobwebs line the empty shelves,
Dust, thick as treacle.
A blink, a glance a second look,
No memory of what was there.