Human Transit

Here we thought the sign was just for us transit customers!  In fact, it’s talking to motorists!  Poems often take dramatic turns by suddenly enlarging or shifting the audience.

From Human Transit.

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Open Reading

I do not have a mobile at all. I love it. . . . These days it seems everything rings or beeps. Walking down the street on Friday, I heard a beep nearby and laughed in delight at instantly knowing it was not a call for me.

From Open Reading.

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not native fruit

Kerala is coastal territory, beaches and wetlands ringed by coastal mountains and the sea.  I wonder sometimes if my attraction to this spiritual tradition springs from my ancestors having come from coastal territories so much themselves.

From not native fruit.

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Two Dishes But To One Table

You get points for being the first person to spot any of the following.

American Apparel casualty

O.L.E.  {Original Lower East Sider} – anyone who looks like a hardened 80’s Bohemian squatter

Lost NYU family that wandered beyond 2nd Avenue

Latina Goth

80’s punk born after the 80’s

Couple in Matching outfits

hip-and-under-ten

Porto Rican Schwinn Club (multiple horns, AM-FM radio, mudflaps — basically Quadrephenia but on a bicycle)

From Traveling Bingo.

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Hoarded Ordinaries

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you’ve been holding your breath, tense and expectant, until after the decision has been made, the news announced, or the other shoe dropped.

From At last « Hoarded Ordinaries.

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on the slow train

A loud noise (Latin streptius) is made, usually by slamming a book shut or stomping on the floor, to symbolize the earthquake after Jesus’ death. After the great noise, the single lighted candle is returned to the hearse, signifying the light of Christ’s resurrection.

From on the slow train: Tenebrae.

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