March #SOLC Day 23
I’ve been looking to the TWT daily blog for inspiration in this last stretch of the challenge. I was excited to see yesterday that one of my colleagues; Jess2e28 at http://www.jess2e28wordpress.com was featured under the “Be Inspired” section with her piece called, “Slice of Life is Upon Us.” She is a wonderful writer and this slice is based on her format.
I look out my picturesque window
and it’s the northern skyline presenting the city of Chicago I see.
I see its big lanky buildings reaching their way up to the clouds.
Different shapes and sizes appear.
I see railroad tracks
running right into those soaring structures.
Fireworks dance off the pier.
Plays, concerts, parks, and shopping
wait just beyond the outline I see.
I see glimmers of the sun as it rises and sets
bouncing off the window and brick of the triangular neighborhoods.
A lit up Ferris Wheel moves slowly around.
In their construction a mostly silver
sometimes beautiful shimmery blue I see.
I see the aqua, grey, and sometimes dreamy green lake
running alongside this view from here.
A lighthouse off in the distance blows its horn with a sad sound.
Boats, swimmers, runners and bikers dot the scene to the east I see.
I see a vast urban metropolis
that is home to so many.
A welcoming chaos where we can work, play and live.
Looking closer in at my own community below
my friends and neighbors walking their dogs
playing with their kids
out on a street lined with trees and parks I see.