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THE CITY LIGHTS, by            
First Line: I thought the city lights beneath me
Last Line: Scattered around my feet.
Subject(s): Stars

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,
Shone Sirius,
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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