"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The City November PAD chapbook challenge #3 location

Asphalt roads, steam rising from,
their steel covered eyes.
Grated sidewalks, sounds coming from within.
Exhaust fumes suffocating in summer,
inviting in the winter snow
Plated glass: reflections of ourselves
Concrete walls surround me,
I feel life from within them, alive
Birds fly high over head
I am once again amongst chatter,
laughter, cries and sorrow
That fill the city streets.


  1. Pamela, like your description of the city and the life that surrounds you within it. PAD has turned into something I wasn't expecting and am glad now that I made the choice. Good luck and keep poeming,


  2. Your description certainly fits the city. I noticed though when taking busses in Puerto Vallerta and Mazatlan the folks were certainly clean. I liked that very much.

  3. Elizabeth,
    Thanks and I am referring to NYC. The cities here in Mexico are not quite like this. I am glad I made the choice to do PAD, even though my time is so limited this week on reading everyone's work.
    This weekend I hope to play catch up.

  4. Diane,
    The people in Mexico are quite conscious about their personal hygiene. The cities on the other hand that I have seen can be a bit dirty. It has something to do with education. I have seen many children and adults throwing trash in the streets, empty soda bottle, candy wrapper, etc... Hopefully that is changing. Thanks for the comment.