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The City Sleeps Tonight The City Sleeps Tonight
by Nikos Laios
2019-11-21 10:29:46
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The night air is cool,
And the world sleeps,
And a lonely jogger
Pounds the pavements
city_skyline_by_night_400Of the empty city streets
Around the harbour 
Under a canopy
Of twinkling stars;
And the lights of city blocks
Fall and float on the water
Like liquid blobs,
And the neon sign above
The old local gym flickers,
And the door is open
And the grunts and thuds
Of a solitarily boxer hitting the bags
Echo down the stairs
And out through the open

While the hooker outside
On the street corner
Plies her trade,
And the poet on the tenth floor
Balcony watches it all
Listening to muffled jazz
With a glass of red wine
Drinking in the city,
And the sails of the opera house
On the opposite shore
Glow white against
The black Sydney sky.

The symphony
Of the night plays
Out like the silent
Movement of a watch
In synchronicity;
And it is these silent
Nocturnal moments
That fills the subconscious
Of a sleeping city
With magic and hope.


With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios


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