Sleep is not restful here.
The clouds serve as reading lamps.
The sodium vapor glows.
Cloudless, moonless nights, I can see my feet.
The darkness will not come.
Night escapes we tired city dwellers.
The sodium glows just as bright as before.
The ancients knew what night was,
They couldn't see their hands in front of their face.
They went to sleep at dusk.
We modern night owls fire up the street lights.
The ugly sodium glow.