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Concrete Jungles



There’s a wildness to a city
that wilderness doesn’t have

In closeness—an isolation
as tenants stalk their paths

The repetition of wanton avarice
pits dog and dog upon dog

The knife edge of the skyscrapers
cutting the residents into cogs

There’s a fierceness to the streets
the rockiest trail can never match

A menace looms inside their shadows
impossible to catch

Hidden death within the gridlock
as nature disappears

A violence calling from within
—only city dwellers hear

(Train To White River Junction: March, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 24, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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