perhaps the skyline 
  sparked my mind  
    more than anything. 
jagged teeth, brightly pockmarked, 
  with tiny, innumerable cavities,
ripped into the night 
  with no mercy.
    forget the twisted iron 
    veins of Newark railways 
       and the canal arteries 
       clogged by tugboats 
       turning profits, 
    churning tiny whitecaps from
    their blunted prows.
  those brilliant parasitic lights
  will forever bite the universe 
         above New York City 
    and flavor my memories
    with a taste of the Big Apple.

- jonah s fenn ca. 1998

Published by Jonah Sheridan Fenn

Nerd herder, word wrangler, working on the next chapter...

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