A slouching stillness flows from my elbows on up

Memories of a rainy night

Cold and dreary

But warmed by years of distance 

And a longing for that city 

Perhaps not the city persay

But the moment of life when I called it home

When from the rooftop on warm days

When the sun was setting off to the west and the city spread out before me 

I felt the future moving me 

Yet I was lost in its way

Pleasantly driftwood

Smiling at the future

And the possibilities in the multitudes

I shared this city with

Spread out in concrete brick and steel

All painted purple by the rays of the fading day

And glowing in the coming night.

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