Tagged: hipsters

as soon as the doors slide

as soon as the doors slide
open on the Manhattan-
L-train, we pick our
seated target, step
into the car,
making a beeline
to settle in front of our
fellow commuter
who looks most like
a Lorimer
or a Bedford –
if we get lucky,
it’s a smooth,
seated ride the rest
of the way, even if
we get a little stuck
in the tunnel


once Brooklyn took

once Brooklyn took
home the top Zagat
honors for pastrami
it was on – hipsters
vs. tourists, counter-
culture vs. conformists,
New Yorkers
vs. bona fide New
Yorkers, even
casual vs. uniform –
we all just gotta
love our meats
the way we love ‘em