Zelda's Inferno exercise: monostitches

Zelda's Inferno exercise: writing monostitches -- one line poems. (See the thread at absolutewrite.com.) I stared each with a random word, either from the random word generator at watchout4snakes.com, or grabbed from the latest Urbanite.

pain sits in the bone like a sleeping vicious dog

city streets shine in the rain

myth lingers in the brain like childhood memory

"rise up!" the sun tells itself each morning

requirements for finishing include starting

god went on a coffee break and never came back

standing solidly and silently waiting

hundreds of potent possibilities packed in each moment

computers to serve me like Prospero's Arial

closure of the mind like a business gone bankrupt

scrape the shit off your shoe and walk on