This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Want. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
Today is our final day in Chicago before our flight to England for the remainder of the month. For today’s Five Minute Friday post I decided to recount my memories and thoughts from my morning walk along Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile.
Wanting in the City
by Lauren Sisley
The cityscape surrounds me.
Tall, ivory concrete blocks my view on all sides.
The wind and sun crisp my skin.
My elbows graze the shopper beside me
As I travel down Michigan Avenue:
The Magnificent Mile.
The sound of bags bouncing on arms fill the air.
I breathe in fried food and cigarette smoke with each slow inhale.
People speak loudly–in different languages– into headsets,
But never to each other.
How funny it is that one can be so lonely in a city so big.
It’s fun to visit,
But I could never stay.
As people rush about seeking out things that they want,
I realize that I have all I could ever want.
And it didn’t cost a dollar.
Some go broke in pursuit of goods.
While those who lack have plenty.
What I own is little.
What I want is free.