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2020-11-26, poems

Two Sides of Samara

industry,
city,
industry,
city.

end of the boardwalk.
many lights from buildings
illuminate the water below.
windows of glass, buildings
of steel, cleanly painted,
well kept, lived in.

other end:
one light.
peeling paint, old signs.
a warehouse, occupied when,
i do not know. no furniture
inside, probably just equipment.
a lifeless boat floats
next to it.

no flash, no pomp, just
the port powering the city
across the way, just the port
the city conveniently
forgets about today.