Classic and Contemporary Poetry
THE CITY LIGHTS, by ELIZABETH ROBERTS
First Line: I thought the city lights beneath me
Last Line: Scattered around my feet.
I thought the city lights beneath me
Sparkled like jewels in a pirate's treasure chest.
Then, sensing the height at which I stood,
I felt as if I had stepped out beyond the milky way
And was gazing down into its glittering depths,
I looked up,
And there, close above me,
Steady, strong, brilliant,
Against the blackness of the sky.
Turning back, the city lights
Became only tinsel dust
Scattered around my feet.
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