A Thousand Lights
‘A Thousand Lights’
Out across a summer night,
a thousand city lights
Each tells a story
of minor moments —
the catastrophe of Chinese food arriving late,
a lonely night of Parcheesi,
over wine in cafes.
All the while, waves still lap at the shore,
palms watch from on high,
and the sun burns again into a lavender haze,
ready to rise tomorrow, as ever.
Art by Hiroshi Nagai @hiroshipenguinjoe.