And now the sky is a dismal
grey-blue (or lovely,
if you take into account
one's own mindset); the thing
you have to remember
about this place is that
night falls by 5:30,
which doesn't give life
much time to burgeon
for those who sleep 'til noon
and are afraid of what
the darkness holds behind that mask
of city lights and strange smiles.

TMK 9sept2007