Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Imagine, a city
By the borders of a bay
in the midst of a desert.
A city that one cannot belong to,
a city that one can only be born into.
The sole city of a country,
where almost all its citizens live.
A city of glass skyscrapers
and humming air conditioners.
A city where few walk outside in the day.
A city still rising higher
on the backs of outsiders,
who come for but a while to stay.
And ask yourself if you would live here
amidst heat of the sand and black gold.
And listen carefully for your reply.