Bird’s Eye View

Crowded streets below

Churning bodies jostle

Brushing past unaware

Focused on destination

Constant motion

Turning and swirling

A silent dance


Roads like patchwork

Vibrant blanket of colour

Dulled by smog

Lights gleam, unmoving

Yellow and red

Brightness obscured

By hazy fumes


Street lamps sparkle

Glowing golden orbs

Float over the crush

A bustling horde

Illuminated by

Dainty fairy lights

Guiding passage


Shops filled with riches

Eye catching displays

Entice treasure hunters

Dance interupted

Store bound

They twist

Weave like ribbons


Swooping lower, jarring

Chaotic melody arises

Guttural drumming

Growling engines

Trumpet horns shriek

Jabbering rabble

Recoil skyward


copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley


2 comments on “Bird’s Eye View”
  1. Beautiful poem, Karen. Well done! Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much. I’m so happy you like it.
      I’ve only been writing for 2 weeks and love getting positive feedback.

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