Thursday, July 19, 2012

New York Thunderstorm

I. An Image

The current flashes through black sky
Glint of eyes through glasses
Shadowy as sills inside Manhattan
Ink white teletype
Watermarks
What’s swollen

II. A Sound

Interjections
Hidden businessmen
Echo through the crowded train
Mad calculations only rich and damaged can pursue:
Connecticut taxes, revenues due, memories of itineraries,
Moving meetings to be “on the same page
In light of the numbers.”

They want to “tap into your experience on the agency side.”

2 comments:

Jack said...

You're one of the very few who employs purposeful line length and word choice in free verse.

"Mad calculations only rich and damaged can pursue:
Connecticut taxes, revenues due, memories of itineraries"

The above lines are a perfect example. I don't have to guess about pauses and pace, it reads without clunking.

Jack said...

(which not many poets can accomplish)