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Watching Memphis

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Watching Memphis

Through the window, I watched
the first city lights grow restless at dusk
I counted them among stokes of colour-
A hint of magenta in lazy blue
Shining-
along the bank of the Mississippi

A few tall buildings etched the horizon
Like a walled fortress of shadow and sun
Lining-

And some with glass windows
mirrored the waning sun-
a gateway, a mirror.
We crossed the bridge traversing the river
Lighting-
the waters along the bank of Memphis.

I watched, and knew how quick
the road, the evening would carry me on.
But still I let down the window,
Breathing-
the scent and sounds of the city,
and caught the music floating down
along the banks of the Mississippi.

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  1. Date: 4/21/2011 6:57:00 PM

    Great depictions. I like how your pieces flow.