in stately elegance high where angels fly.
met to discuss the influx of newcomers.
began to slip off the edges of the city to their death.
ate the brownstone in their way, everyone looked elsewhere.
fell in the sea and drowned.
were eaten by monster, building-eating, trees.
sprouted wings and flew off on a current of blue.
were carried gently off by the ocean waves.
from the ruins of fallen buildings no one could have predicted.