You are a brilliant patchwork of people wearing their imperfections with pride not ashamed to be different
Like a jagged concrete and glass tiara surrounding an emerald heart you are both lush and cold in synch
At once soothing and stimulating is the rhythmic rocking of your subways punctuated by the occasional discordant screech of metal on metal.
You are an assault of sight, smell, and sound on the senses, each vying to be noticed by indifferent passers-by artful store windows pungent aromas from curb-side kiosks and rap, rock, or classical as performed by wandering minstrels
Where else can individuality be noticed among the teeming masses or the lofty and lowly stand side by side without thought of social status?
Where else can one get lost in the crowd yet still be an integral part of the whole or be down then uplifted by the energy of the streets?
New York City you are where the impossible becomes inevitable and incongruent parts come together in a symphony of humanity and culture.
New York City you inspire both love and hate but never indifference!