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We Are Now Beautifully Lost In New York City's Arms

Verse 1:
We are running after freezing sidewalks,
and I watch the streetlights flicker for you.
Snow buries time here; we are both lost clocks,
with our lives gone miserably askew.

Verse 2:
Your numb eyes shed tears of New York’s glory,
while mine shed mocking secrets and cold fears.
We’re now stars of a great, painful story,
so shield yourself from unforgiving jeers.

CHORUS X2:
Cities make me feel beautifully lost,
but you make me feel so terribly found.
We are finally free, but at what cost?
Are confused souls worth being around?


*Bridge*
Make me feel special, like dizzying lights.
Make me feel wanted, like children’s saved kites.

Verse 4:
`Taxis are more consistent than you are,
but I still want you to stay here with me.
Should you leave me, please don’t go very far---
We’ve things to do together, don’t you see?

Verse 5:
Skyscrapers scrape my burdened, bitter hands;
they bleed grief only you can save me from.
Now I wish New York City had more land,
and that my grief’s strings were all you could strum.


CHORUS X 2

Verse 6:
We’re lost in the shade of these tall buildings---
it is shade unwanted, shade gone too old.
It is shade like us, and like bartered rings.
But perhaps the shade will make us feel bold.

Verse 7:
By the way, I can’t wait for winter’s flight.
Can you imagine these streets in the spring?
They’ll finally have been rid of the night,




and might tell us what tomorrow will bring.

CHORUS





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SmileyFace13 said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm
i really like this. the way the word weave together is really beautiful. ;) definitely art
 
atemperamentalsun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm
Thank you!!!
 
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