by: Diana Thompson

Hurtling through the underground as we peer inside our soul…

Caged in a gritty city

We arrive to fulfill unknown dreams.

Seduced by the sleepless lights

We begin to live beyond our means.

Nature comes in perverted forms

Square feet of green more precious than gold.

The buzzing underground filled with waterfalls,

Side by side we look straight on,

Too self-absorbed to extend any warmth.

Our memories recall the past as grandiose.

The remnants of youth and vigor coursing through our blood.

But catch a glimpse beyond the show,

All that’s left is charred and worn.

Caged in a gritty city

We are prisoners.

Too weak to leave,

Too lost to learn.

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