City life can be exciting and eye-opening, especially if you pay attention to the little things going on around you. I love going to the city whenever I can because everyone seems to have their own purpose. It is a place where you see hundreds of lives overlap, each with its own twist!


I run across the crosswalk.

Hair gets caught between my lips

Teeth shining bright I look up


Reflections sparkle up the buildings.

I see the clouds white as pearls

Posters of models and top brands surround me


Beep. Beep. Beeeeep!

“Oh, come on move it!”

Sorry!

I forgot where I was supposed to go…

Ah, never mind I remember.


Swerve left, swerve right.

Phew, that was close!

How haven’t I knocked into someone yet?


I turn the corner and hit the double doors.

Whoosh! The smell of coffee hits my nose

I don’t think twice.

“One Choco-chip double swirled latte please”


Tick, tock.

Shoot! I’ll be late.

The cold breeze hits my face as I enter the bustling street again

I wrap my scarf tighter around my neck.


A child is trying to keep up with its mom.

I wonder where they're going.

A painter is selling paintings of the skyline.

Shouldn't this be up in a museum somewhere?

It's so mesmerizing.


The bustling signs of life keep my spirits soaring high.

Finally, I'm not alone.


I keep moving towards my destination,

looking at the street signs.

Everyone is in their own world.

It's like watching a movie.


Everyone has a purpose and a place to reach.

Even me...

I smile.


I pull the handle and a warm gust of air greets me.

I look back to say bye to the continuous commotion and city-walkers

Alas, I've reached my place.


Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.