Tagged: new york city

getting out of the

getting out of the
city looks like a day trip
off the island or

stepping inside someone else’s
dreamscape, unnamed entities
.
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between the walls of

between the walls of
our unit, the pipes are heating
up tonight, scatting

a rhythm familiar
only to the oldest tenants
.
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sky interrupted,

every town starts some-

every town starts some-
where – from stockholm to newtown,
we try our hardest

to remember or forget,
depending on your station
.
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even in the big

even in the big
city, the “little” enclaves –
Chinatown, K-Town,
Little Senegal, Guyana,
Italy, Poland, India –
cannot contain
the vastness
of our mothers’
spices, simmering
on the stove
.
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every other new

every other new
yorker has a staten island
ferry story that

begins with wanting to get
closer to lady liberty
.
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on the fifth day of

on the fifth day of
summer, we are sitting still
in ninety-degree

weather, waiting and hoping
that the heat never finds us
.
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on these city streets,

spring making its way

the sparrows outside

the sparrows outside
my window are forever
collecting fallen

twigs and leaves to build a home –
city dwellers, on the move
.
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