City Lights

July 21, 2008
Was there ever a shot as beautiful,
Ever a sensation so high,
As staring into the dark
Of city lights in late July?

Can there be a sight equally grand,
Or a moment this inopportune,
To look expecting nothing
But see a region in full bloom?

And what is more ephemeral
Than the streetcar outracing time?
Drifting on outskirts of a city
The sidewalk’s edge undefined

When darkness embraces streetlights wild,
Sharpening every sense and fear,
A single beam flickers and dies
But who will know it was ever there?

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Shpun said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 8:33 am
Hi I am using your poem for a magazine making project in computer class. Let me know if I shouldnt.
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