How to Build A City
How To Build A City 1
Take a final look. The city begins at the end. The end forgets the stories in your bygone eyes, when you saw the first world.
When the stars aren’t looking, loosen the clouds beneath their feet. Build tall walls to break them as they fall.
Gather around the fading of their fragments. Their light will keep your tired dreams awake.
Rearrange their constellations. This freedom is our final ritual.
- Kelsey Johnson, “Is the Evening Sky Doomed?,” New York Times, August 17 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/sunday/light-pollution.html. ↩︎