From the 5th floor you can see the ocean
cobalt blue beneath the layer of cloud
From the 5th floor you can feel icy fingers
caress your face as you pull your jacket in close
From the 5th floor you can hear the community
talking, laughing, moving like ants below
From the 5th floor you can smell spring arriving
as sunshine mixes with sea breezes
From the 5th floor you can see the old and the new
shoulder to shoulder, architectural eras illuminated
From the 5th floor you can imagine the impossible
looking beyond the now
into the yet to be
This reminds me how much I have loved to be on roofs when I’ve lived in cities. The things you can see!
And the best part of this 5th floor is that it wasn’t even the top–there are 9 stories, but the 5th is a wide open rooftop patio!
Ooh, a beautiful ocean view from there on the 5th floor! A nice visual break in your day.