Monday, January 6, 2014

After Hours (A Poem)



People beneath city street lights
Entail a certain anonymity.
You can’t help but glance
The shadowed human spirits,
Distant side walk companions
Sprite in their knitted scarfs
And shiny boots, some are together
And others walk their
Own lone spirits home.
But in a landscape as flashy
As New York City perhaps
Friday can make you anything,
Fresh in old hurts and new drinks,
Fifty-second thrills and
A miniskirt well-spent,
You could bend your hands
Into one-night lovers,
Once for the wearing and
hand-washed for return,
Then fold them into strange doorways
Where they forever disappear
Like post-marked envelopes
come early morning.

11 comments:

  1. Love this play with shadows, walking home spirits, and interesting metaphors for hands in your poem.

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  2. Friday can make you anything...powerful line...wonderful write as always...

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  3. Love the lines:

    But in a landscape as flashy
    As New York City perhaps
    Friday can make you anything,

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  4. 'You could bend your hands into one-night lovers, once for the wearing and hand-washed for return' ~~ incredible!!

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    1. Never want to miss one of your poems, however it took four attempts to make the word verification thing work ....

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    2. thats totally aggravating...i wonder why :( and ty so much, that is such a compliment!!

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  5. nice...you can def be anyone you want to be on the streets of new york...and that last bit...the last 4 lines or so, really a very nice close...a little momentary dreams....

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  6. ah that truly is possible... nyc has the spirit to give you the space to just be who you are - or want to be

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  7. Oh, Stacy, this is fabulous. I especially loved "Friday can make you anything, Fresh in old hurts and new drinks" and skirts folded into doorways and disappearing like post-marked envelopes! Bravo!!

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  8. I so enjoyed this.. being an old people watcher I found myself seeing it as I read...

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