Concrete Jungles

davorite-̗̀there's bravery in being soft ̖́-
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Today's prompt was about cities and I thought it was a perfect time to write about my love for the city (particularly New York City)!

Concrete Jungles

by davorite

I'm in love with the hustle and bustle of the city.

I love being around people, being around noise, being around a place where there is always something going on.

And as much as I enjoy

sand-filled beaches and enchanted forests and grassy stone henges...

There is nothing quite like

the satisfaction of looking out the window and finding enormous skyscrapers scattered around to fill a skyline.

The city is beautiful in the mornings.

It's all just so wonderful: the sound of the coffee maker, the fog hugging the buildings, the soft rhythm of people's footsteps on the concrete as they hurry to their next destination.

Cities almost feel invisible in the mornings

as strangers dash here and there, without a care for the world outside their own.

And the afternoons are comfortable

with the curious pigeons, the gratification of finding a new pizzeria joint and becoming friends with the server, the excitement as the day winds down and as people make their evening plans.

Cities liven up a bit in the afternoon...

But only just.

The night is the best part of the day.

whether that be spent eating out at a well-known restaurant, or perhaps with a lover in a stroll around the well-lit Central Park. Or maybe just at home, in the cozy apartment, eating ice cream.

The city really comes alive then.

I live in a smaller city.

It's not very green, and its downtown area is scarce.

And as much as I love my home, I often think...

Oh, how I miss the city!

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davorite-̗̀there's bravery in being soft ̖́-
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil ahh thank you for taking your time to comment! It's funny—I never really considered my writing to be poetry but now I see that!

davorite-̗̀there's bravery in being soft ̖́-
a year agoReply
@sydney thank you! the city gives me heart eyes <3

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
This is a beautiful love song to a city. I think a lot of people feel that way or they would be out here in the lonesome getting in my way. Great job making the unpalatable palatable. Great writing great poem.

sydneyverifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
Amazing!! So much energy and bustle