Tag Archives: New York City

States of Mind–through NYC Haiku

  A Haiku Tribute to New York for National Poetry Month’s End   A million faces with no eyes–my lone nightmare. But morning eyes laugh.   This backseat stranger paid my fare. Who knew I’d find kindness in a cab? … Continue reading

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On Snow in New York City

At the bus stop we stamp our feet to stay warm. The snow is falling huge and heavy. “I’ve been waiting a half hour,” an athletic guy says to no one in particular. “I can’t take much more of this,” … Continue reading

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On Seahawks, Seattle, and Centenarians

12:06pm, Superbowl Sunday  “Grandad, how do you keep doing it?” Even though I now know his answer, today I wish I could be next to him again. I wish I could hear, again, what he would say when I ask … Continue reading

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On the sizes, solitudes, connections, and collisions of my new life in NYC

  I walk from my small apartment on the first floor of an old house and down two steep blocks to the marina. The early morning light is already casting a glow across the Hudson River. I look toward where … Continue reading

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On moving to NYC and other scary opportunities for change

I was laying on my back on one the benches that frame Columbus Circle, looking up at the massive buildings, trying to find the sky. At home in Virginia, the view from my deck is of undeveloped mountains, and I’m used to … Continue reading

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