The city, you say?

How can you sleep when it never gets dark?
There are no trees in sight, yet you call it a park?
Do you remember the quiet even with so much noise?
Do you know that you speak but you live with no voice?
What do you look up to if the sky has no stars?
You send your children to schools whose windows have bars?
You care only for yourself above all the rest?
Your pet is an animal, but anything wild is a pest?


You can keep your planes, trains, and automobiles,
I’ll take my starry night skies, my forests and fields.