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I’m attracted to the city rooftops
And equally addicted to their view:
Of sleepless nights; of abandoned bus stops;
The skies defied by architected muse;

Amidst the skyline I abandon all
Preconceived limitations. Downward
Distance skews my perception–I am small
Like cells within me–I gravitate toward

What seems so far away. Looking up
Into depths reminiscent of shut-eyed
Odysseys and steaming black coffee cups;
I fall on the winds; by them I’m baptized.

I want to scale each building and fall deaf
On it’s rooftop, to the rush of it’s clef.