Growing towards the light

In the city, this quiet city, the buildings loom

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trunk by naked trunk

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giants in a shrinking world

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and we forget that in the city, in this city, so loud and so still

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we burn here.

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we burn here daily; the singers

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the preachers

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the lonely

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and the alone.

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and when you have lived in the city, in this city, for long enough,

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you must learn everything again.

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you must teach yourself slowly, how to see

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how to be

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how to stop

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how an i becomes a we.

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and slowly you find that you, alone and lonely, like a flower or a tree

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have hands that have not forgotten

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how to grow towards the light.

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Stay strong New York, we’re thinking of you.

Find more of Rellikhour’s wonderous photography at their tumblr, https://rellikhour.tumblr.com/. Words by us.

 

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