Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CITIES LARGE AND SMALL/poets united midweek motif - city


Cities large and small
Gathering places
Hurry up
Places to go
People to see

Everything is by the clock
Urban sprawl
You must fly over
To see it all

I wonder 
It is no place for animals
It does not support life
It robs us of our humanity

Crazy making
Hustle bustle
Never ending
Like a great ant mound
Structure for termites

A giant grid
Hold on
Don’t give up

The light turns red
Stay on the sidewalk
No place to roam
The sun sets on glass and steel

July 11, 2018

1 comment:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

That is how cities seem to me too, these days. When I was young, they entranced me. I had not yet realized I am a wilderness person. The sheer volume of the traffic is so daunting, getting around from place to pace when one can't keep up with the speed of everything.

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