Mar 06
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An Interacting Community of Light

I stare out the plane window,
gazing at the illuminated buildings.
The clusters of orange and yellow lights,
forming the shapes of roads,
streets, and homes.
They spread out like a map,
inky darkness showing the desolate areas,
the bright glow showing the city.
Every bulb, every flashlight contributes,
adding at least a little flare,
helping illustrate this magnificent view.
The lights unite,
forming a sea of glowing brightness.
They interact and refract off each other,
determined to make a light show.
Little bursts of luminescence,
lighting up like sparklers.
Large communities of glow 
fan out like fireworks,
bursting through the night sky.
Layed out before me
is an interacting community of light.