Tagged: new york city

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
.
20220712:2001
y

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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the city uses

perhaps a third of

perhaps a third of
us have been chewed up and spat
out by the city,

waiting to be stepped on and stuck
to someone on his way up
.
20220303:2012
y

for the most part, the

for the most part, the
ones who can leave leave, the ones
who can’t stick it out,

compare notes with neighbors, at
times, eye the empty units
.
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february stroll