Sunday, May 27, 2012
The sky brighter and the buildings broader
You leave the spa into a different world.
While you were in there floating away
on hot water springs or dissolving salt
into the sweat on your friend's back,
they were rebuilding each building,
repaving every street in perfect replica
of what you knew. Even the trees,
and plants, even the hills and clouds
and sky reformed into the image
of what existed before you paid
your money, locked up your street
clothes and melted yourself away.
That's why the city is nearly perfectly
identical, and why, as you walk through it
going back to your car, every aspect,
great and minute, gets set to begin anew.