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Vegas Street Poetry Vol.5

Updated on April 4, 2013

King of the Lizards

The sun drops

Into the canyon

Of red rocks

The King of the Lizards

Crept out of his crevice

To warm his scales

In the day’s last moments

Of sunlight

Proudly primitive

He casts a shadow

Much larger than himself

With no fear

Of the Approaching

Darkness

Instinctively primal

In a mask

Of nativity

The King lifts his head to the sky

Beholding the fading scenery

He traces the edge of the mountains

With his eyes

Dropping his jaw

Releasing the howl

Of a cyote

Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon. About 30 minutes from Las Vegas Blvd.
Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon. About 30 minutes from Las Vegas Blvd. | Source

Falling

Snake eyes

Groaning sighs

Intoxicated

Men in ties

Congested air

Fogs their conversations

Forgetting more

With less on their minds

Some might say

It’s out of line

But all will fall

In their time

World

So large

Is the world

In the palm of our hands

Turning

On axis

For the sake

Of tomorrow

Today

Brings life

To the people

Standing proud

A human ant farm

To behold in our own vision

So large

Is the world

A grain

Of sand

So large

Is the world

Slipping through

Our hands

World Market Building Las Vegas
World Market Building Las Vegas | Source

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Another interesting set of poems from the LV street scene. Your poem "World" rises way above the streets and is a great metaphor. BTW, do you mean to say "our" hands in the last line?

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Xstatic! The first poem here actually drew influence from a nearby canyon just west of the Las Vegas strip. Its quite amazing how drastically the environment changes just moments away from the city. Come nightfall in the red rock canyon, the skies to the west are covered in stars while over the mountains to the east, the skies are flooded with neon light. Quite an interesting place. Being somewhere in between wilderness and civilization. Great thanks for helping me catch the spelling and punctuation errors. Dyslexia and lack of proper grammar occasionally bite me in the butt!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely. So enjoy these Vegas poem. Wonder if anyone in Vegas truly pays attention to the beauty that surrounds? I would certainly notice. Too much neon blurs the eyes.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Unfortunately many of the visitors here don't stray too far away from the downtown area. There are so many things to see out here in the desert that are truly worth seeing its a shame. But anyways, i'm happy to have you as a reader as always Gypsy.

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      Bazooka Teaches 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I dig falling of the three! Thanks for the read SkySlave!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you for reading jlherrera! I'm glad you dig it.

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