Two sets of them:
thieves in the neighborhood
at 2 A.M.
Thieves testing every door
looking for unlocked cars, sheds, basements,
things left outside, things unattended
looking for the slip-ups, the mistakes
looking for the careless, the forgetful, the unaware,
like water on the roof
seeking any crack in its path down.
These predators angle for weakness
hunting for a pay-back, a paycheck,
hunting for what they will never find