Vancouver Skyline, Across Burrard Inlet, From Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Terminal City

It is my city
Across the inlet
Vibrant and beautiful
Mundane and passionless
A sometimes sleepy little town
On the edge of it all
Terminal city

But from here
Across the inlet
It resembles only
A small forest of brick and steel
Concrete and glass
Its denizens
Too small to register

And so it seems
And lifeless
But like a cupful of ocean
It teems with unseen activity

Across Burrard Inlet
From Lonsdale Quay
North Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada, 2016