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Leaving Las Vegas: the Adventure Begins

Updated on January 8, 2014

The Neon lights

Have lit the night skies 
Of my life for so long
The blazing hot atmosphere
Has melted me into
The ever living woodwork
Of this restless desert city

The time has arrived
I can't stand to be here
Any longer

The sounds of buzzing slots
And hissing drunks
Will be left behind 
Here in this undead circus 

Taking my time, 
To observe what ill miss
The excitement reigns in me
Raise the anchor
It's time to set sight 
On a new destination

Goodbye Old Friend
Goodbye Old Friend | Source

One last drink

A shot or two
The last dollar ill gamble,
And I'm thinking of you

One last walk
Down the street of Fremont
8 am
Much earlier,
Than I've ever been down here

I watched the sun rise 
Above the steel canopy
All of the Vampires
Crawled back into their cracks
In the walls
I'm alone 
Walking tall 
A cold beer 
And some time for thinking

Downtown Fremont St. as the sun is rising
Downtown Fremont St. as the sun is rising | Source

The Time Is Now

I knew I'd find myself

Keys in the ignition
Exhaust bellows down
The Vegas streets

Its time to head north
To the rain
And green earth
Far away
From this goddamn Desert

A last look at some dead neon signs
A last look at some dead neon signs | Source

© 2014 Skyler DeCristoforo


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Incredible poetry as always.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Eddy, i appreciate it!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Such a wonderful hub and voted up for sure.