Tuesday, May 11, 2010

he stands on the edge of the triangular shaped divide
where the road branches off into two
both going in the same direction
uptown
one to east side and one to the west
leaning forward
torward the oncoming traffic
he holds a weathered book in his hands
his breath makes strange shapes in the air
clouds
that hover for a moment
before being swooshed away by the hordes of cars flying by
there is no anger
serenity on a freezing concrete
and palpable belief
he paces back and forth
eyes shut tight
then wide open
the shut tight again

i'm transfixed
i wish it were simply
fixed

34 comments:

Marla said...

Me too ~

Irish Gumbo said...

The person or the traffic? It is then when I ask if I want to be the river or the rock.

Brian Miller said...

yeah, me too.
little by little it can..

Together We Save said...

Me too!!

EcoGrrl said...

yep yep yep. lovely.

Vencora said...

things like this are why you're one of my favorite bloggers, and i'm so glad you're posting again. ^_^

She Writes said...

Nice. I have been here before, but last time you were chatting. This time you write!

Sam Liu said...

Powerful writing...the emotion is raw and infinitely effecting.

Jingle said...

what divine poem,
loved it.
I am in with you when reading your words.

JoJo said...

Was the person standing at the Flatiron Building?

creative kerfuffle said...

wow. i just read through a slew of your poems. raw. emotive. real. elegant. painful. soulful. that's all i have.

Jannie Funster said...

I wonder what his book is?? Definitely intrigued!

mairmusic said...

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Felicitas said...

A very interesting slice of life. Beautifully presented. I too am transfixed.

petemarshall1 said...

i like the way this is written, a good strong poem

Georgina said...

The world would be a much different place if we could just take the time to see the humanity that surrounds us. When you put it in such beautiful words, it's impossible not to see. - G

megzone said...

awesome poem..
loved the whole imagery it creates...

im here from Jingle's rally
you can check my poem at
http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/thursday-poets-rally-vers-beaucoup-astrology/

Rajlakshmi said...

well narrated :D

Greenfingers said...

I got this alright.
To be fixed?

bobbybegood1 said...

If he's at peace, then why is he pacing back and forth? I, too, wonder what book he is holding. Great! Cheers Just!!

EcoGrrl said...

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AlysiaDraeger0417永瑞 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德..................................................

garner said...

The more haste, the less speed. ............................................................

kaleigh552 said...

okay so this is not even freaken fair! i am a writer too and i'm good but not even close to this good and the poems are perfect for what im going through right now so we need to talk!

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Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/jingles-july-follower-awards-happy-4th.html

Happy Friday!
pick 2 to 5 to enjoy or share with your friends.

Pat Tillett said...

Great images.
I'm glad I found your blog!