Tag: cityscape

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Sunset Glitterbomb, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Petals ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #310

Perched
Beneath a sky
Of cobalt and lavender

While the dying sun
Throws glitter bombs
Off glass towers

But all I can see
Are three dots
Racing on the display

“Jason is typing”

This Schrödinger’s mobile
Holds two truths
Like petals pulled from a daisy

Each dot flashing in turn
He loves me
He loves me not

Both are true
Until the dots stop
To reveal the nature

Of the final petal

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Becalmed, English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Becalmed ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #303

A grey day
Light flattened
By a thick
Midday haze

Made all the more grim
By my mood
Impenetrable as the atmosphere

From full steam
To dead ahead slow

All stations stop

Close my eyes
Deep breath

Not stopped
Becalmed
Diminished light emerges

Find the blue
In sky and  sea
Contrast highlight with shadow
Underway, with tranquil gratitude

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Monkey & Red Fort Sunrise, Hotel Tara Place, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, India

Penultimate Sunrise in the Big Smoke

It was the last full day in India. The smoke had been chokingly thick for the entire month I’d spent in the north, and Delhi hadn’t even been the worst of it. Still, I’d found a decent rate at a decent hotel (some small comfort in exchange for the respiratory distress) on the edge of Old Delhi’s fantastical Chandni Chowk markets for the final days before my flight home.  

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Morning Fog, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California, United States of America

The Fog

In the morning, the fog
Commuters fill the lanes
On their way into the city
They cannot see
But know too well

It’s there
In the haze
Diminutive towers
Shadows beneath a piercing sun

As they are shadows
Piercing the shroud
Beneath a sky of mottled blue

In the evening rush there will be no misty cover
Crystalline clear; hard-edged architecture

Though the fog lays still upon commuters