Reconnecting to New York City – FYIs

Written for:  Poetic Asides #414 – Write a connection poem.
The poem could be about a physical connection, like holding hands or building a bridge across a river. Or it could be about social connections, like at a party or online. Of course, there are also electrical connections, magnetic connections, associative connections, and so much more.

Around the corner, a sign reads,
“Tattoos While You Wait.”
Place simply does not have take-out.

Several blocks down is a sign,
“Call 1-800-BALD” which to me,
suggests an opportunity
to become bald.

Back on the ferry after eight
years, I look out the window
at the Statue of Liberty.
I think I see a tear
run down her face. 
If she could speak, what
would she say about how far
backwards we have fallen.

I reconnect to my roots,
watch multi-cultural people
in all walks of life
talking, laughing, living
side by side without
conflict, connected
simply by being human.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Reconnecting to New York City – FYIs

  1. Kathleen says:

    This is wonderful! Thanks!


  2. qbit says:

    “Place simply does not have take-out.” That is such a great line!!! Awesome.


  3. MYRNA ZACH says:

    undoubtedly the greatest city in he world



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