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The Streetlights

For months the streets were dark, streetlights disconnected Citizens were shadows, businesses uneventful Difficult to see as one rides through the city. Cathedral security ¬†and vehicle high beams the only light puncturing the dark. The streetlights are back on now … Continue reading

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City Story

Smoke stacks and caustic chemical storage tanks Usher in the skyline of the city, A former haven of progress When prosperity was so plentiful Material waste was never considered. Industry and retail have fled White collar wages reduced City employees … Continue reading

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City Block

Six storied construction once built for production Twenty seasons of exposure has left some destruction. White-washed exterior now peeling and gritty The building resides on an entire block of the city. A weedy field is thriving where staff used to … Continue reading

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