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The City Told Me

I ascended my apartment building





And burst out onto the streets of this city
Feeling the people fall behind my stride

I walked past the girls
With checkered shoes and shocking pink lips
Past the Laren Garage
Composed of mechanical
'Clanks' and 'Plunks'

I could hear someone
A man
Probably named Larry or Bob
Making a confirmation

[Or Maybe]

Asking a question
Too afraid to sound
Like he didn't know the answer

I didn't care then
I didn't notice

But I will tell you this

As I continued to walk
I allowed the vortex of the city walls
To swallow me whole
And when they spat me back out
I realized,
I didn't know the answer either.





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