Category Archives: Brooklyn

Record Of The Day: Going Back To Brooklyn – Dave Van Ronk

“From Jen-ghis Can to the Fuller Brush man, they’re just a bunch of losers like me.” That’s the last line of the first song on this world-weary and wonderful record, as least as well as I can render it phonetically. … Continue reading

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POEM: Happy Days

Happy Days these sidewalks are littered with slowly fading memories their edges are folding up colors draining from the images already Terrace Bagels has changed it shrank then grew again Thomas Wolfe once more proved right but at least the … Continue reading

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POEM: unpacking

unpacking a pair of her jeans in my laundry bag along with the Tufts sweatpants we shared back and forth it was inevitable a note scribbled on one sheet of white paper telling me she loved me and couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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POEM: haiku

it’s unusually warm for November tonight I’ll be in Brooklyn again ready to say my goodbyes 16 November 2013 Oak Street

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POEM: walking past the Union Hotel

walking past the Union Hotel I remember our last days there sweaty days of packing and moving making love in a tiny hotel room eating ramen across the street tears in the Port Authority bus terminal but today I wasn’t … Continue reading

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POEM: smile and call you buddy

smile and call you buddy an ocean of lights and windows on which sail eight million voices speaking eight hundred languages at night the city becomes a galaxy office windows like clusters of stars headlights zooming through the black trailing … Continue reading

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