City (an acrostic poem)

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Canyons of concrete, glass, and steel define the urban landscape

Intense neon and fluorescent lights paint the scene in bright brash colors

That pulse with the heartbeat of the millions who live there

Yet she sat on the roof in the middle of it all, as alone as the moon that traveled overhead

Super (an acrostic poem)

Suddenly Marvin had a panic attack

Under his calm exterior, his emotions were surging

Perplexed at how his luck had turned so quickly

Eyesight grew dark around the edges as his pulse went through the roof

Reacting to winning the lottery shouldn’t be this stressful

 

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Burnout (an acrostic poem)

Before the roof collapsed in, scattering shards of flame high into the night

Uncle Raymond removed the last of his pets, a goldfish named Mikey

Rachel laughed that Mikey was swimming in Uncle Raymond’s snow boot

Nifty Idea?” he asked holding up his prize.  “It was the only thing I could grab to use.”

Olivia, Raymond’s second wife could only cry silently as the sirens cried aloud

Until that moment, Rachel though everything would be okay, just like Mikey

That changed as Olivia’s tears fell to the parched earth