Tagged: subway

after a

after a
packed train
pulls away
from a

crowded
subway platform,
those morning commuters
who are left behind to
wait for the
next

train
turn into
choristers, huddled
together
in
sections,

arranged
by time and
gumption, over best
sound, heads down,
conductor-
less, tuned
out

and into
the digital
music of their
lives, primed for
the next set of
train doors to
open right
in front of
them
.
20180510:0743
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you can’t fight your way

you can’t fight your way
to the front of the train doors
and not budge once you’ve

stepped through – i guess everyone
has their own form of sanity
.
20150515:1045
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it’s raining, you can’t

it’s raining, you can’t
take any chances, tucking
and retucking the

remains of two garbage bags,
one long train ride to nowhere
.
20150417:1853
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on the opposite

on the opposite
side of the track, you rivet
me, and as the train
rushes into the station
early, the eye is electric
performing a swift
jigsaw puzzling of
your face, arms,
legs, look, pose
, then
putting them back
together again, linked
in slivers
of glass and gaps
between coupled
cars, a classic
theme and variation
.
20130105:2015
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across the length of

before perfecting the

before perfecting the
business of travel
on, across, and around
the third rail, city
rodents must endure
and pass the final
exam on Harmonics
in Electric Circuits
,
perfect the death-
defying jump, and
first, and foremost,
develop the devil-
may-care
scuttle
in owning their
neighborhoods
.
20120418:0822
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your head is resting

your head is resting
against the train window
eyes just
making out
the underground
graffiti between stations
this, i am imagining
as my head leans
against the cool glass,
heart just
learning to make
the connection, caught
between stations
.
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