Centennial Park

Community, then, is an indispensable term in any discussion of the connection between people and land.

— Wendell Berry

We watched the day end

along our city’s skyline,

the October night

harkening back 

to all that makes

community special —

the flavors, smells,

sights, sounds

that remind you

of where you live now,

and while oil fields

and miles of pump jacks

can sometimes

overrun us, there 

is great beauty

in our Tall City

when the sun 

breaks over buildings,

children roll down

a gently rising hill,

and couples whisper

to each other under

an orange and turquoise sky.

—C.L. Fisher, October 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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