Summer in Metropolis

The metropolis blooms
in wavy heat
among  paving stones,
glass and concrete
sprouting with brightly
coloured leisure-wear,
and parks are littered
with deckchairs,
where office workers
burn like toast
as they unfold
on the grass to roast.
Ties are discarded
in the office,
water fountains
and coolers promise
a sparkle in after-
noon aridity
for gasping workers
in the city.

Kim M. Russell, 11th July 2018

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My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: City

Sumana is our host today and she shares quotes and poems on the theme of city. She asks what a busy city would look like in the eyes of a poet: would it be a dream or a nightmare? Is it easier to integrate and interact with others or is it a place for aliens? She asks us to include city air in our poems.


27 thoughts on “Summer in Metropolis

  1. Interesting take on summertime in the city, with the imagery of the city like a weed/wild flower pushing through the various streets and sidewalks. Mind you, I can’t picture in parks, but beaches, yes. Guess, it’s my Canadian perspective reflecting here.

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    1. P.S. The other day, my Piano Man and I went to the park. On our way back, there were a bunch of people sunning themselves, just like in the image you shared. One woman was wearing a paper bag over her head. I stared. I couldn’t help it. I still don’t know why she was wearing that bag. I was terribly tempted to take a picture. But I was good, and just stared rather rudely. 😀

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  2. Love this summertime city air with such lively images. It feels so strange to think of your place having such hot summer. I thought it was only us, living in this part of India are suffering like this.

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