Monday, February 14, 2011

Belong
A hat grows in Brooklyn
Under an old L Train track the tourist rumbles
His aching body wandering, Manhattan shadows blocking the sun
He walks amidst Williamsburg men:
Spanish, Italian, Jews in old ways
Foreign he feels on snowy streets, the icy sidewalks slipping
This New York for the first time he sees, the tenements
Greatness Boroughed somewhere deep
A hat grows, A tourist grows, An aching body heals
He steps in a shop along the rumbling L Train
The tourist buys a wool cap that is Brooklyn to native eyes
He talks louder, a faster clip as distant men say: You belong

8 comments:

ptc said...

It puts me on the streets of New York again.

GravenRecords said...

man, just move to new york and get it OVERWITH!
great writing.

Old Ollie said...

SC - you got style!

Keep rocking out these great images.

Jingle said...

love it,
I went to New York a few times.

thanks for sharing.

A++

flaubert said...

I am a New Yorker and I absolutely
love this!

Pamela

Human Paradox said...

Great SC. You capture the loneliness of the city, you capture the comfort of that.

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