Written for: Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 13
Pick a city and make that the title of your poem; then write your poem.
This city’s skyline shines in pretty
sapphire and white lighting up night. Women
and men, arm in arm, stroll in wonder
’round the skating rink, Rockefeller Center, where
a giant spruce awaits its debut. This is my
favorite place in Winter, watching skaters glide, secrets
whispered on ice as partners whirl. The rink lies
at center wreathed by shops of costly Christmas gifts
and fancy gold-wrapped chocolates. Only one section
of diverse delights in New York City.
(End line words taken from Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies”)