I Dream a City
I created this city for her out of the air and rubble.
I knew she’d
have to be here – not as she is now – but on every
how she used to be when every street seemed exciting
and dangerous and she felt she’d never leave until
she lost her footing and appeared in every crack on
This city is her. It would care for her as it accommodates
collection of cards in a boy’s pocket which lead him
She’d be led back to this city as the moon beckons
with the chime from the clock encased in its black
and white tower.
This will help her to find her way. This is the city
People will return from their centuries, remove the
No Entry sign,
gather on every street corner where once there was life,
stare at the vacancies and sing the praises of friendship
over the grave.
This is her city created on every street corner out of
air and rubble.