we watched the city lights

across the water, shaking with the

weight of the world. we held hands

and watched the city move and shift

beneath our sneakers, the beast with a beating

heart coming to life before our eyes.

the city stretched, yawned like the sunset.

you and i, we watched that old city of ours

twist, change, until it was a beautiful,

monstrous thing

and we had to look away