30/30 Day 27-Skyline

The space needle pierces the skyline

layers of skyscrapers, broken teeth

smile spreads across the horizon.

And, the city brought in the cranes

to straighten, build up the buildings

and create the most perfect skyline

for the advertisements, plaster

across the brochures in waiting rooms.

The city eager to bulldoze, pull

the snaggletooth mom and pop shops

and push together the gaps 

of the old haunts. To remove the ghosts

still swaying in the parking lots

which no longer house cars,

but bare bones of new buildings, skyscrapers

stretch up, up, up.

The city wants the perfect skyline of square edges

tall sleek buildings all glass windows

and fewer doors

to touch the sun even if it blocks out the sky.

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