Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Living City

With my eyes open
I am looking upon a living city of

... the bare purple nipples of women
feeding hungry babies,
sky-clad children
playing in the cold air.

... men in their official meetings
pretending to take a casual break,
keeping their trained ears open,
to any business opportunity.

...women walking off their mochas
in their clashing skirts and sneakers,
never missing a window shop sale
or another chance for coffee.

... a quarreling couple
oblivious to everything else,
about to find the end to their unhappiness,
in a humiliating public fight.

...the noisy din of cars
that are speeding past us all.

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