"New York City"
Susan M. Silver
I feel the light embrace
of the fog-fingered city night
that cares not if age or illness
savaged the body
and scarred the spirit.
I hear the unconquerable heartbeat
of the neon-star city night
as I luxuriate
in solitude amid the urban fury.
Flirt with me forever, dear one,
whisper secret longings,
take me, toy with me,
derive your particular pleasures,
New York, my own, my truest lover.