City lights sparkling brighter
With ultra modern engines and machines.
Gargantuan spaces and obscure streets,
Unfettered conurbations, bridges and hefty commercial fleets.
Halogen lit lanes, wide and empty,
Sweaty bodies brushing against each other in greed.
Every word is a secret here,
And not what it is supposed to mean,
Innocent faces hiding bruises and the devil residing within.
With human skin plastered with currencies
The handful of coins in my pocket cannot stand to compete.
My unkept hair doesn’t match the brand they wear,
My smile cannot fight their demonic glares.
My switchblade looks blague at odds with their machetes
How do I survive here away from my bed
Now in some distant land
Where monsters I heard of walk past me?
I am orphan here with no guardians to took after me,
Alone here cornered
I wonder how long will I breathe.