Tagged: street

becoming familiar

becoming familiar
with new streets starts
with forgetting old
ones, making room
for new turns and
bumps in the road,
so that there is less
chance for
tripping and falling,
getting lost – still,
we need more time
.
20201107:0827
y

we bump into the

we bump into the
edges
of one another’s
stories on the street,

in the park, at the gas station,
perhaps fueling our own
.
20160414:0738
y

vulnerability is not

vulnerability is not
relegated to street
corners. i’ve made
the turn, walked only
eight paces, and
here you are
.
20150512:0929
y

on each street corner

on each street corner
is the chance to take
flight, only when
hearts are not
already captivated
.
20150120:0911
y

at every

at every
intersection,
there is
a sign for
instructions on
how to turn
around – it’s
unclear whether
it is the heart
or the mind
that plays
the traffic cop
waving you ahead
.
20140121:0047
y

slipping between the

slipping between the
blades of my otherwise faith-
ful fan – only two

sirens tonight, car alarms,
the dog-walker, a cat’s meow
.
20130823:0329
y

imagination is

imagination is
often built on
the castoffs we
scout for on
the streets –
one or two kicks
away from full-
fledged street
football, three
to four sign
posts into a
race –
but even the best
of us will
rust, like the scrap
metal we collect
just because
someone imagined
it was once shiny
.
20130423:0858
y

every now and

every now and
then, we look up
just to get our
bearings. beating
along an orthogonal
geometric grid,
eight million
hearts still scan
for each other in the
dark, determined
to sync
.
20130206:0855
y

i am a simmering

i am a simmering
street on a blistering
day, you are a domino-
effect of bursting
fire hydrants,
greeting me with a hint
of your blueberry-
stained mouth
.
20100807:1538
y

city children do not

city children do not
understand that you
cannot play
marco polo out of
water and on the
streets, even in
the vicinity of
a shooting
fire hydrant. they do
know however
that everyone should
be
this free
some day
.
20100611:1919
y