The first remarkable: an ailing mouse,
mid-sidewalk, all a-twitch, a grounding sight;
then doors with labels at the firehouse,
read Medic, Truck, and Engine, left to right;
and third I saw the shoes, 6 pair, upright
amid the weeds adjacent to the street.
Such were the views the morning brought to light,
before my eyes, around my striding feet.