I watched the city lights alone that night, a little farther away from where we used to witness them before. Honestly, it sucked. I mean, the city lights.
This sudden change of perspective has little to do with you, by the way. You and I were just a metaphor of our outlook towards their beauty, that is all.
You see, we used to say we were as luminescent & pretty as them. Indeed. When we got to know what can make each other die laughing or raise an eyebrow or make a meme about? Maybe. When we dreamed of houses & joint bank accounts & Netflix & chill everyday? Not sure. But truth is, these eyes hurt if we look at all the bright places. I am blinded. And blinded is never okay.
It used to remind me of chills & cold coffee over a cozy rooftop on a night full of stories and smiles. With you. Yet, alone, the colorful blinks remind me of a busy night even if work ended 5PM & that the rooftop is already creepy for me to stay away from this unnecessary stress Somewhere inside, I wished this place was full of fireflies & fishes instead. At least, they're not as complicated & toxic as humans [like you, or us]. Maybe these unwelcome bitterness towards these peaceful lanterns was because they have also lit those roads we trudged during the unhappy nights, especially when we had to rush back to our homes because we had to find a place to hide & let the liquids flow from these betraying eyes. I ran then, because I have to be quicker than my own pain, right? Thank the city lights, I didn't stumble. But damn them too, because we found a way out of us & I watch it that night a little farther away from where we watched them before, already alone. I don't know about you. I don't intend on knowing.
Somewhere, from here afar, it felt nice thinking that I am about to leave the sights of these for a while. I might return again, unsure about that, but anyway, they still suck so I guess not. Still, no regrets, only excitement to see what the next city will show me then.
#citylights #travels #writingprompts
P.S. Improv: Photographs instead of artworks for these unpublished files ih. 😂 Disclaimer: Work of fiction.
P.P.S. Cringe. Hahahaha.