Tulsa Skyline on an Evening in Late July

tulsa night

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