College Campus Cop

Thursday morning dew

damp on his shoes


Cotton socks graze past grass tips

Leather holster holds to his hips


Squinting eyes tell passersby

he might’ve been up all night


Clumps of keys cling clang

against his hand and chain


Sacred badge on uniform sleeves

Shorts hit just above his knees


A subtle limp hints he might be spent

but nary a sign he’ll ever quit


Shower-damp hair parted to one side

Come what may what might he strides



© Candice Reineke 2021





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Candice Reineke

Sat 20th Nov 2021 01:41

I appreciate the kind words, Holden! ??

Holden Moncrieff

Fri 19th Nov 2021 15:52

A great poem, Candice, all the descriptive details create a very vivid image! ?

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