SIXTH AVENUE

Street, flat out. Oversize shirts, yellow and striped.  Coats without arms.  A song in a walk; shoes envy the beat. Broad strokes of colored hair. A beard, a flash of checkered pants.  Sandals and combat boots.  A skateboard has lost its rider.  Subways rattle. Steam pipes hiss. Rain coats under blue skies. Hats without rain … More SIXTH AVENUE

HEAVY STEPS

He walked with a heavy step like a giant over autumn leaves. His eyes were hard on the path, avoiding dead ends and blind corners. He murmurs prophecies, steamed to the surface from past vowels wasted on youth. His strength is formed strongly in posture and self confidence; pillars stretching over years. He enjoys gray … More HEAVY STEPS

WALKING TO WORK

Long whispers.  Unachieved destinations. Serenity consumed.  Overwhelming choices folded into one decision.  Street people dancing.  Resentful workers sidestepping random faces.  Phones ring.  Buses hiss to stops.  The aroma of hot dogs and lunch.  Silent faces.  Worried thoughts. Fast steps.  Escalators jammed.  Subways overloaded.  There is unity in motion. The desire to leave.  The hope to … More WALKING TO WORK

WALKING TO WORK

Long whispers.  Unachieved destinations. Serenity consumed.  Overwhelming choices folded into one decision.  Street people dancing.  Resentful workers sidestepping random faces.  Phones ring.  Buses hiss to stops.  The aroma of hot dogs and lunch.  Silent faces.  Worried thoughts. Fast steps.  Escalators jammed.  Subways overloaded.  There is unity in motion. The desire to leave.  The hope to … More WALKING TO WORK