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Metallic Skin Metallic Skin
by Nikos Laios
2019-06-25 07:47:14
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The city wore
Its metallic skin
Like a cheap
Dress washed in
Glowing neon colours,
As the hookers and pimps
Hustled on street corners.

mirage_400To the sound
Of trumpets
And muffled beats;
The crowds on the streets
Floating by like glass fish;
Transparent and clear
Swimming in their
Cement pond.

She dissected their
Souls with her eyes
Like scalpels, cutting
Through sinews and bones
Down to the nourishing
Marrow.

Their bones
Emptied and hollowed;
Their marrow squeezed out
Like toothpaste squirting
Out into the soullessness
Of the town, into the emptiness;
Sucked into the lifeless
Cement void.

The sirens and chaos
Of the urban jungle
Writhing, coiling around
The curves of the city,
Strangling it like a snake.

They curled
Up in their warm
Ignorance as
The city wore
Its metallic skin
Like a cheap
Dress washed in
Glowing neon colours,
The hookers and pimps
Hustling on street corners
To the sounds of cornets
And muffled beats,
On the soulless
City streets.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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