I.) LAZY-EYED MOON
Dear lazy-eyed moon
With your golden gloom
Have you come to accompany
Me in my extensive journey?
Did you come to wink and smile
With that soft butter hue style
My dearest lazy-eyed moon
Will you stay or leave too soon?
II.) STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
The manifesto of the streetlights
An unctuous torch flickering unsure
Sounds of rubber against pavement
And prayers and jesting alike, pure
Whence the city aspirations unfold
Into concrete and sentient dreams
Let the heavens listen so they know
This expedition is more than it means.
III.) SOLIPSISTIC CONTEMPLATIONS
What a perfect nightscape
Perhaps the blithering crowds
Couldn’t ruin this dainty tranquility
If only solipsism were allowed
Yet music’s humming in my ears
As I’m pondering with the stars
In a writhing mass of humans near
I’ve never felt so lone and far.
IV.) ABRADING WEARINESS
The abrasive blisters in my skin
Are beginning to complain loudly
Let us rest, you pompous wretch!
And my pained feet agrees wearily
The pressing people, intertwined
Of heat, sweat, and testosterone
The claustrophobia drives me mad
Oh, it’s no fun, can’t we just go home?
V.) LETHARGIC LAUGHS AND LAST CALLS
An amusement and animated conversations
Betwixt mouthfuls of crisps and a macchiato
Pinches and punches and surly fights broken
Sooner than now, it’s time for everyone to go
A lengthy travel adventure—though not quite
An exhausting walk and rarest bucolic sights
Farewell to infinite horizons of the falling night
Until the next peregrination…and pray we might.