Emerald City Blues

Emerald City Blues

 

Sky favors no one grey upon grey or ocean blue

Lovers and homeless wake up under it wet with dew

The model city we imagine and how to renew

 

Night after night old man his curtains drew

Then in one day his house razed and cat at the window too

Sky favors no one grey upon grey or royal blue

 

All over where there was a structure now there’s two

With fallen buildings, memories of who we are wither and slew

The fair city we dream of, or the one we misconstrue

 

Corner barber poets keep faith, comb newspapers through

New trends motivate, then again, crows weep a déjà vu

Sky favors no one grey upon grey or summer blue

 

Change leads to change till the day when we ask, we are who?

And what of our hearts to unlock the impact of each adieu?

The city we imagine, and the one we are, can be true

 

In future’s rearview mirror, we knew what we knew

Those who lose are many, those who win are few

Sky favors no one grey upon grey or blissful blue

The city we aspire to be, or the one we may rue