A Stranger’s Summer

by Jacob Kechichian

It was the first summer night of the season.

I stood against the railing on my balcony and gazed upon the small city.

Faint sounds of laughter and music flowed through the air and the soft warm breeze kissed my face.

It was a cloudless sky that evening and a full moon, which shone bright, stared back at me as I to it.

The stars, hidden behind the city’s immense lights, pushed through and radiated unto the sky.

Nights like these were ones I lived for, where I could sit and silently observe the city; a self-deified stranger to a godless city.