'Night': A Poem by JD Sullivan


I look for the stars

in the city of lights

where the vast calm gets trapped

when the fluorescents switch off.

The difference between

an endless sky and

an endless cityscape

is an extra thumping in my chest,

alongside my heart.

The clanging of metal on metal,

never ceasing

A square block echoes

through the city,

up the sides of the skyscrapers.

But the universe,

expanding into forever, is silent.


JD Sullivan is an American currently living and working in Singapore. Previously she wrote and performed with International House of Poets in Shanghai. She recently completed her Masters in Creative Writing with the University of Edinburgh. JD’s favorite things are her cat, black coffee, and really nice pens.

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