Last Nights in Foreign Cities

wine glasses in close up in restaurant

A little thought

Imagine your
last night in a
foreign city.

How do you feel?
Where will you go?
What would you like
your lasting memory
of this place to be?

streets streaked
with the reflections
of a thousand lights,
many leading to
parts of the city you
did not have time to visit.

A favourite corner cafe,
where the waiter smiled
and the coffee was strong.

rooftops to the horizon,
chimneys, towers, spires and domes
marking the uniqueness of this city.

You took a wrong turning
and were amazed at the view,
an architectural banquet
spread out before you.

In the restaurant,
wine and conversation flowed.
A little local spirit?
Why not?!
It is your last night here.

And maybe sometimes
there were goodbye kisses.

These last nights
in foreign cities
become a motif
for other endings.

Such as
National Poetry Writing Month 2014.

{Poet’s Note – thank you to everyone who has liked, commented upon and/or become a follower of my blog over the past month. I have enjoyed the challenge of writing a poem a day, and I have been surprised by some of the things that have emerged from my subconscious. I look forward to developing our relationships over the coming weeks and months.}

3 thoughts on “Last Nights in Foreign Cities

  1. This poem took me on a journey, the imagery you created was fantastic. Very glad you took part in NaPoWriMo, there wasn’t a poem you wrote that I didn’t enjoy reading. Here’s to next year! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    1. Thank you Becky. Your lovely comments have rounded off the whole exercise nicely. Likewise, I enjoyed your poetry and hope it won’t be a year before you post some more. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ah of course not, I don’t have as much time to post poetry as I used to but it will definitely be less than a year til there’s some more! x

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