Have you ever been in a public space – after it’s closed to the public? Poet and Lake Effect contributor Christianna Fritz has:
The Quiet Work
The mall is dark now,
rides folded with tentacle tucked in
while something small, mouse or cockroach
scurries under a bench.
After closing time,
only the janitors make noise
swishing broom and humming vacuum,
comfortable silence of placing can in receptacle
mopping gelato from tile.