This is what I see every night
at dinner. I look down across
the valley and watch all the
city lights come on one by one.

each night the lights of all the
cities in the valley are

spread out before us as we eat,
making even a simple meal

seem rather grand and elegant.
when i was young, i used to

pretend i was a princess who
lived in a castle on a hill,

the benevolent ruler of all
i surveyed. it felt just great!