city dreams, 1

We lived in a city of bridges

White bridges

Men in the dark river

Construction vests

Hard hats

Dropping things, dropping nails

It looked like a roller coaster, cables

Reaching never ending upwards

Arching into high rolling fog

Like evergreens on far off mountain tops

The bridges stood over the town


There were churches scattered like brownstone stars


But the city was cold



No people

only you and me and the bridge builders, waist deep in dark water

In those hard hats

Dropping things

Like nails


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