Tulsa Skyline on an Evening in Late July

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Skyscrapers glowing green and gold

against steel-blue banks of cloud,

the city rises from cracked asphalt streets,

shining like some starry urban Oz,

its resplendent oil-boom towers

still exciting heightened hopes

strings of streetlights drawing many eyes

towards its emerald heart.

 

Copyright 2016

T. Allen Culpepper

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Downtown Sunset

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Between planes of grey and black,

super-saturated mauve

bleeds in to glove skyscrapers

fingering upward against

the purple-streaked clouds of dusk.

 

Copyright 2014

T. Allen Culpepper