Modern Haiku (1 of 5)

Skyscraper-MatthewHamilton

(Credit: Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash)

Skyscraper

Forty-one storeys

Flashing glass and raw concrete

Pride of the city

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Restless

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(Credit: Tim Etchells at timetchells.com)

A veil of mist has been drawn over the city tonight.

Cold droplets settle on my face.

I should go home and sleep.

Neon signs scatter emeralds and rubies on the water.

I wish I could take the gems with me as restless legs carry me over the bridge.

I need sleep.

A murder of crows are emptying trashcans and fighting over the spoils.

They whisper their advice, but I know they don’t mean well.

I should sleep,

But my legs are still restless

And my thoughts won’t leave me alone.

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