City of the Damned

Written by: Michael Rice

Upon a hill 
high above 
the maddening crowd 
voices fade 
become obscure 
by the sounds of nature 

Dreams 
lift me up 
among the swirling clouds 
higher 
than the troubles 
down below 

Clarity 
even for a moment 
opens window of my soul 
Light 
rushes in, dispells 
ghosts of yesterday 

Slowly 
steadily 
walking the path back down 
returning to 
the City of the Damned.