the district sleeps alone tonight

smeared black ink
your palms are sweaty and i’m barely listening
to last demands
i’m staring at the asphalt wondering what’s buried underneath
where i am

i’ll wear my badge
a vinyl sticker with big block letters adherent to my chest
that tells your new friends
i am a visitor here, i am not permanent
and the only thing keeping me dry is where i am

you seem so out of context in this gaudy apartment complex
a stranger with your door key explaining that i am just visiting
and i am finally seeing why i was the one worth leaving

D.C. sleeps alone tonight

you seem so out of context in this gaudy apartment complex
a stranger with your door key explaining that i am just visiting
and i finally seeing why i was the one worth leaving

the district sleeps alone tonight after the bars turn out their lights
and send the autos swerving into the loneliest evening
and i am finally seeing why i was the one worth leaving

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