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Bodegas All Sell Flowers
We don’t have many trees
in my neighborhood,
but the bodegas all sell flowers.
This engenders the illusion
that we are never too far from nature;
living in a cement city, with man-made
waterfalls rippling down the sides
of office buildings in mid-town.
A brief respite from crazy metropolis
energy and a passing illusory experience
that we aren’t far from an authentic way
of life; one crafted in the earth and imitated
in the city.
Flower boxes outside apartment windows
are almost like a flower bed, except it’s not.
People try to bring the earth’s beauty to city
But, when a breathtaking, golden sunset
reflects on Manhattan Island, the glow conjures
images as glorious as any painting hanging
in the Met.
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Wonderful urban reflection.