By request, this is for a girl you don’t know

she sits alone
high up in a city full of hope
thinking up a storm of ambition
while not knowing exactly what she wants
moving onward
towards an ever-extending ladder
into the stars

early into the morning
connecting to a soul
lost among the crowd of unfortunates
abandoned, but not alone
together for a moment
sharing the early part of the day
and forgetting for the moment
how hard life really is

reality comes at last
and they divide
among their separate paths
into their separate lives
far away
residual blurs of a passing time
all that remains
optically burned into their minds
a lingering feeling..
that could be happiness.