City LIghts

a big bright city

Skyscrapers, spires and megapixel glows

are the face of the city everyone knows.

But under the metal and glass do they see

the people that make this place a home for me?

Around the clock the lights shine so bright and far

that at night its a little hard to see all the stars.

But they brighten the way for the people on the street

the light is for the eyeballs, not for the concrete.

Trading light pollution for a little light protection,

scaring away shadows so we don't smash up intersections

So if you're an out-of-towner go ahead and scoff

but there's no damn way we're turning the lights off.