City Wilderness

by silvershoes   Dec 21, 2010


Crawling across the cement then
spindling from a web of
derision;
we are hanging spiders, grounded,
then falling.

Treading on drugged knees
(wobbly)
perusing the foggy wasteland,
cigarette butts are squished into soles
of leather scuffs.
Souls of our leather skins.

We are spotted hyenas with
hackles raised,
canines bared,
blood pulsing in the lamplight,
prowling and growling.

As we wave at jungle taxis,
wrist watches jangling,
we are jam-packed in tiny packages
like sticks of
Orbit gum.

All this
to an edgy jazz tempo.

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  • 7 years ago

    by SWEET PEA 318

    Hey this is good. lol. totaly how a city is lol.

  • 7 years ago

    by aquila kalas

    Really, we are pressed

  • 7 years ago

    by Cindy

    Congrats on your win!
    Take care Cindy

  • 7 years ago

    by Jad

    I really liked this poem. It was very thought provoking and I am kinda speechless at the end as well. The emotions in this piece are ranging from everywhere. The poem seems to be telling more of a story then just being emotional though if it was then those were some deep lines. I really like how it flowed from each line to the next and also the structure was descent as well. I tried finding one part that stood out to me but I couldn't find one as it really was all creative and unique.

    All in all, I think you are evolving in maturity as a poet and your talent is ever increasing as you write. Hope to see more wonderful poetry from you. Great job and keep writing.

  • 7 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    You nailed that side of it, sister....

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