Disclaimer: I am not nearly talented enough to be responsible for the awesome that is Paper Towns.


The night sits steamy and heavy
with darkness beneath the distant
city lights, a bright orange haze
against the starless sky, and
solemn silence pervades every corner
beneath the hollow laughter
of boozy-breathed teenagers partying
prom night away, unknowing
and uncaring that their strings
inside are stretching thin.
But he sits alone in a building
long forgotten, abandoned after
a mysterious apocalypse. With Whitman
for company among the restless
rats, he tries to find her between
the lines and interwoven leaves
of grass.