Image of the city at night, millions of lights are shining from numerous skyscrapers.

City at Night

She is a night time queen

Dressed in a black velvet gown with sequins

And diamonds on her wrists and around Her neck

A string of pearls on Her brow

She blows smoke through blood-red parted lips

Plumes of smoke twist and twirl from the cigarette

On the end of Her sixties style cigarette holder

Balanced delicately between Her long ivory fingers

Image of the city at night, millions of lights are shining from numerous skyscrapers.

Men drive from near and far in their expensive cars

As far as the eye can see

The city’s anaemic arteries glow like a sea

Of fireflies invading the block

Bald headed men and men with flowing locks

Tall and short men thin and fat men

Make a beeline for Her bosom

The women come in tow

In their best evening frocks and gowns

To worship at Her shrine too

Because Her fame is well renown

Image of the city at night, millions of lights are shining from numerous skyscrapers.

The scent of perfume and aroma of deodorant

Hang like a cobweb in the night air

Creating an explosive cocktail of anticipation

For those who dare or don’t care

And those who love living the fast life

Image of the city at night, millions of lights are shining from numerous skyscrapers.

The young stare starry eyed

Through Lecia cameras

Fiddling awkwardly with the settings

Checking the aperture, ISO and shutter speed

Are all correct and set right

Because tonight is the night

That will either make or break them

And turn them from boys into men

Just one shot of this renowned celebrity

Experienced in the art of coquetry

Can change their trajectory of life

But is tonight the night

Image of the city at night, millions of lights are shining from numerous skyscrapers.

Her best days are behind Her

But She knows once She is on the stage

And the spotlights are fixed on Her hair

And face Her garish features will hide Her true age

And She’ll be transported back to Her glory days

When She was at the peak of her fame

And the nations bowed at Her feet

And wept tears of joy as She danced to the beat

Image of the city at night, millions of lights are shining from numerous skyscrapers.

Deep down She knows many more men

And women will swarm around Her skirts

Drawn like moths to light by Her legend

And Her memorable skits

For now tonight is Her night

She powders Her face

And stares at the city lights

Glowing like diamonds in the sky

A tear glistens in Her right eye

She adjusts Her lace

Moments before She steps onto the stage

With the audience calling out Her name

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