local_library Cityscape 1

by Nicole Sprinkle

Published in Issue No. 229 ~ June, 2016

So many hard-angled shoulders

Rising toward just a sliver of sky

Steel bibs shielding us

from the blue-lipped city world

Dusk—soon too many stars to hold

in this black seam

Asphalt-faced strangers

glare up at the moon

The sidewalks split open

Someone in the shadows

forgets you

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Nicole Sprinkle is a restaurant critic for Seattle Weekly and has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and other regional and national media.