Lives of the City
have gazed at the moon, peering into
the night to search the heavens
for clues that might reveal the
mysteries of life on our own planet.
encircled a cluster of primordial ingredients:
the first living cell from which all life evolved was born.
and uncertain survival and proceeded
to plant his cities all over the world.
It is the physical environment that we
have constructed, layer upon layer,
to shelter our families and our work
by Michael R. Lawrence and Timothy Wolfe