Friday, February 11, 2011

the view from up there

the elevators were stuck somehow
so i had to use the express elevators to get out of the building
but to use the express elevators you have to go up
so i did that i went up
all the way to the 16th fl
and stepped onto the observation deck
the whole city laid out before me
dusk and the sky was deepening pink
the streets opening like a pinata
i am almost always afraid of heights
and will sometimes dare myself
to step onto the observation deck
this time no fear
just simple amazement
that every now and again
it seems the stars align just so
perhaps it's because i'm buoyant
from the news in egypt
things seem to be all alright


At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the streets opening like a pinata"

-- what a great line, and poem.


At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Vaguely Quotable said...

It is a great poem. I like the rhythm of the opening lines and the image "dusk and the sky was deepening pink". Ryan

At 10:11 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

i doubt it's a great anything, but thank you fellas


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