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my city

Posted to Action Poetry






metal trees
with signs
instead of leaves
this way
that way
no thru way
no Way or Path
only endless
miles
of concrete
sirens horns
road rage
no smiles
no handshakes
a finger in the air
vague threats
chain-smoking
cigarettes
nicotine patched hearts
no boy scouts
no girl guides
just shouts
and howls
like animals
in pain
again and again
wounded glances
accusations
of lost chances
faded romances
exhaust fume wombs
soap opera tombs
handcuffs
and billy clubs
all part
of the boy's club
green light
red eye
go
stop
stop going
I'd leave
if I could
but I won't
cause I love it