On a mission.

Or, up to no good.

Or, perhaps a flight into safety.

Desperate for a roof.

Longing for a touch.

The street goes on and on

like the walk, like the night itself.




Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Houston and Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His work has appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, New Orleans ReviewColumbia and Glimmer Train, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery at christopherwoods.zenfolio.com.