Note the light - how it persists despite us
and flourishes in registers of despair.
We could have done so much. Here is the ice rink
the ballpark, the opera house, the skateboard concourse
the marshmallow architecture.
They do degrees in ecstasy and rollerblading
and win international prizes
for linguistic obfuscation.
For the city does us proud - it is a theme park of
pin-dancing angels: how many cars can pass through
the eye of the Science Park? How many rickshaws
equal one taxi? How close
can you come to your destination