A country child
of sanguine complexion
and flame red hair
dances through life
with cheerful expression.
This sassy personality
seeks mischief to share where
the beauty of nature belies
the awfulness of city life.
City kid, sallow skin, tired and bored
Wearily rushing through life
catching smells and toxic fumes
Of rumbling traffic, suffers and accepts the noise
That drowns out a songbird’s voice
Sometimes will catch a glimpse
of another life through glossy pictures
and thin leaves of a well worn book.