by bobbymillerwriting

New poem I posted on “Through Lakes to the River,” a project specific blog of mine. Check it out

Through Lakes to the River

In the City

we are all a corpse,

alone in cedar—


walled homes,

but nightly we dance and rave

in these cemeteries bursting


with light pollution

lens flare

litter and coffins



against each other at midnite—

in the City


we dig our own graves

and scamper

to nail ourselves in(out)


from the short blocks

and long alleys

beneath street lights coated


in grime, and skies

that will never be clear—

The City is hungry for more


yet always full

of life

given off by the dancing


corpses who came

because although you cannot see the stars

in the City,


the lights will never fade

and in the City

you are allowed to forget


death, and life multiplies

quicker than the piling of bodies.

In the City


something is bought

through all the lonely struggle

and starless nights, and…

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