#351. manhattan trancer

August 11, 2010

streets are filled with ghosts
time is very unstuck here
between the rivers
harlem east

its always the past
and always the future
thats what makes this city
the city of right now so poignant

heat rivers brownstones
garbage dog walkers cops talking
hot steam curling out of grates glowing
highrise windows by the dos passos millions
definite girls in infinite sandals astride bridges
ball parks all paths for me in the musing vortex

time chases me
spins me

7 Responses to “#351. manhattan trancer”

  1. zevstar said

    tip of the hat to dos passos and vonnegut

  2. slpmartin said

    Wow…this one was just brilliant…you so capture the ‘city’…kudos!!!!

  3. The idea of the “ghost” is very present in our lives now. And you’re right, this has nothing to do with superstition about the dead. Standing on an empty subway platform late at night, for instance, one gets a clear sense of traces of all the millions that have passed by. It is a feeling simultaneously both lonely and overcrowded, a kind of claustrophobic alienation: one of the contradictions of city-life.

  4. Evelyn said

    “time chases me
    spins me
    ha! nice…
    time can be seductive

  5. zevstar said

    ghosts are very much about time. time is one of my favorite topics “the finginning”

  6. Evelyn said

    “definite girls in infinite sandals astride bridges”
    love this

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