Visiting Sydney

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Visiting Sydney

In Sydney
brushing shoulders
with young executives
walking the streets
I feel isolated
from a demographic
folded over
their iphone worlds.

Concrete cliffs soar
Far off blue skies lost
to asphalt city grids
planned as
thoroughfares
of transit.

Underground tunnels
Awash with city workers
Caught in the slipstream
of commuting.

Glamorous shops boldly
wait, boasting
excessive merchandise
to catch the innocent.

Town of my youth,
Sydney
so palpable
I reach out to
my younger self
and brighten remember