"Tale of Two Cities" by Mark Jarman was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on August 28, 2013. The poem muses upon the interesting notion that a city can be at once beautiful and horrible. Images of decay abound in the first half, while more pleasant nostalgic images dominate the second. The final line, a stand alone stanza, summarizes nicely: "The hated city. The loved city. The same city."