Tagged: brooklyn

making history

at every level,

at every level,
slipping into nimby is
so easy – if not

the upper west side, then the
east, jackson heights, or fort greene
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perhaps new flavors

perhaps new flavors
arrive once a
month, landing
in JFK with
a slosh and some
nervousness –
on the streets of
Brooklyn, a world
of wondrous
piraguas awaits
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at the intersection

at the intersection
where we cross under
the b.q.e., fifty-plus
birds signaling no
stopping anytime
,
fifty-plus birds
trying to shake off
the weekend
competition
.
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maybe there were three

maybe there were three
more sirens than there used to be
in the middle of

the night, even in brooklyn, we
started counting, newly alert
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all day, the rain falls

all day, the rain falls
in brooklyn like a fugue,
repeating the same
theme on its way
down – ledge, leaf,
rung, stoop,
ledge, leaf, rung,
stoop, ledge,
leaf, rung, stoop –
rubato-
ing and
accelerando-ing
together
with the ease of
a seasoned symphony
.
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on the curb, outside

on the curb, outside
of our window, an idling
truck, predawn, weaving

its big, noisy, trucky dreams
into our great brooklyn ones
.
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perched

perched
on the landing
between
the fifth floor and the
roof, we found it –
a super blue blood
moon
dangling
out the window,
wedged
in a sliver
of brooklyn sky
.
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perched in a slice of

on a scale of summer-

on a scale of summer-
to-autumn, October has
finally tipped the scale
slightly in favor of
cooling down. we sit
on our Brooklyn
stoops, greeting
and enjoying
the last of the
last of the last
of summer – hi, it’s
good to see you again

.
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