Tagged: city

we are within the

we are within the
city, and the city is
within us, or so

we like to pretend when making
it feels unattainable
.
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on these city streets,

spring making its way

the sparrows outside

the sparrows outside
my window are forever
collecting fallen

twigs and leaves to build a home –
city dwellers, on the move
.
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quarter keeping score,

quarter keeping score,
the neighbor and i wake each
other up in the

night, toilet flushing, floorboards
creaking, a simmering silence
.
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the city uses

perhaps a third of

perhaps a third of
us have been chewed up and spat
out by the city,

waiting to be stepped on and stuck
to someone on his way up
.
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for the most part, the

for the most part, the
ones who can leave leave, the ones
who can’t stick it out,

compare notes with neighbors, at
times, eye the empty units
.
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between the old man

between the old man
snoring and the younger man
pacing the wooden

floorboards from above, we learn to
coexist, one night at a time
.
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our neighbor who gets

our neighbor who gets
up at four a.m. to take
calls with a global

workforce is most likely a
baritone, reaching for our sleep
.
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