Saturday, February 21, 2009

poem of the day 02.21.09: more winedrunk haikus

another batch from NYC circa 2003:

the new york night
an unforgivable mess

blue morning
gotham thumping
my heart adrift

fat musky cabbie
singing and operetta
at rush hour!

a new month
gotham like gold in the rain
but who cares?

friday morning
the city
an anxious, glaring bull

brooklyn sings
its loud chorus

my old heart
lonely, kicked around
on the sewer street

a rickety bum
at the city's mercy

gloomy monday
times sqaure swirling
with stink

f train
like death
pungent, stale with misery

cold wind
dirt stinging my bloodshot eyes
52nd street

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