17 years that i haven't been to paris... and it hasn't changed.
last metro to la tour eiffel,
happy couples and friends sitting miring magic above,
youngsters chasing each other goofily squealing...
me, lying face-up on a bench underneath,
ironworks bright sodium-yellow against black sky,
a nuitgrave in 'bed', smirking chuckling...
handful police and soldiers leisurely pretend to patrol,
clumsily lugging few lumpy weapons,
and bamm, 1 am lights go off. aah beaut... happy i went.