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,
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.