City Lights

Stella drives home
Past a rainbow skyline
Of a Rochester night
Mid March;
Back to dirty dishes
A basement in need of
Another visit from the plumber
Back to roll the toters to the curb
For Thursday garbage pickup
Back to cleaning
Preparing coffee for the morning
Pledging to rise early
To squeeze more hours
Out of the day.
Stella takes in
The rainbow
Of the city lights

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