The City

shadows from another life and time keep you covered
as sun goes down and to winter begins its surrender
even in the summer your heart feels its cold outside
for they have kept you far from the spiraling light
familiar creature comforts they have kept you safe,
a friend’s words of grace or another enemy to erase:
they’re all the same in this simple dream you’ve made
crowding open minds with faces and opinions to chase
souls in decayed idols for their spirits to imitate