tonight: all i know (toronto)

I’ve got a city love.
-John Mayer

Excuse me while I go sentimental, in both the following commentary and poem. This photo? Pretty much one of the best things I have ever seen. My friends’ kid pausing with his stuffed dog, who he always walks along with the family’s pets, at the Lake Ontario beach. So stinkin’ sweet.

all i know as of today (recognized, anyways)
is you can peel away the trappings of this city-
this much loved and so celebrated city with
her skyline coupled with lakeside and
her trains and subways and planes and motorways and
her eateries (some like home to me,
a bar or two and oh, the food) and
her endlessly fascinating international streets-
you can strip this city utterly bare
and what lies exposed is the wonder type of beauty.
externals removed to stare in pairs upon pairs of eyes
belonging to friends far and wide
of the best, the very, very best kind
for they walked and walk alongside
in highs and lows, they are much loved and so celebrated
they make this place mine
and me? they make alive.
so alive.
that’s all i know as of today
so goodnight. so very, very good night.

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