Dissolving Views

High noon in the park, as the year begins its
onward march to truly infernal weather.
“Is it hot enough for you?” yell the normal,
but on the sidelines

all the lonely hopefuls whose blood is warmer
than their beds have gritted their teeth and gathered
in their finery for another round of
amateur sleuthing.

Wearing a big black hat, which she believes will
add to her mysteriousness, a woman
sizes up her prey, but he’s far away; she
looks at him looking