Parallax

She remembers the lesson her science teacher once taught

That heavenly bodies in the night sky are much larger than they appear

She remembers this lesson amid this urban jungle

No matter where she looks, it is often hard to find

The tallest tower in the world

So it appears that these other smaller towers

Stand in its way,

Because they are closer to where she stood

The laws of parallux apply

Smaller objects appear larger when they are closer

Like how the moon sometimes covers the sun in an eclipse

Like how sometimes a thumb covers up the moon

Like how smaller ambitions sometimes get in the way of her big dreams.

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