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I look all around me

My senses come alive

Each step is louder

The sun is warmer

My eyes stretch down the road

Then up to the sky

Tall, dark buildings above

I don't want to leave

Walk a little further

Trot down these little steps

Scattered conversations around me

A woman talks of leaving her husband

A child cries

A couple embraces

Each person has a story

This city has several million

I look up to the sign sadly

Now boarding it says

With a glance back to my surroundings

I sigh deeply

A sense of urgency fills me

I become anxious and weary

As I step onto the platform

I don't want to leave

Let me stay

Oh please let me stay

The crowd pushes me to my seat

I look out the dirty window

Will I be back?

Of course I will be

But I don't want to come back

I want to stay

I don't want to miss anything

I want to live in this world

This world, though an hour away

Is so different, so scattered

And yet it is one

We to start to move

Out of the tunnel

The sun shines down on me

I look up to the tall buildings once more

I smile to myself

There's nothing like it



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