In the limits of a limitless city
Lie hidden treasures sought for by many.
Metal mountains scrape the sky with pity
Citizens value nothing o’er the penny.
Wall Street knows no walls yet walls all within.
Hope, fame, fortune, greed led to betrayal;
A city that never sleeps never wakes
To see victory’s flawèd portrayal.
Inhabitants stray not from their habits
Overspoken, underthought, and afraid
As if held ransom by a masked bandit.
The Empire State will inevitably fade;
If one stripped the Big Apple to its core,
One would find broken dreams and nothing more.
Inspired by a recent trip to New York City