Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Zigzagging the east thirties
to work up a burrito-
worthy appetite
Lexington and 37th
the first Manhattan
street I set foot
on as a tourist
eight or nine
years ago and it feels
the same
I tell myself and
almost believe it
oh well
so you lose something
being someplace a while
not a big deal
if what you get
in return is better
weather warm enough to read by
and the Empire State's
colors for tonight are
blue, blue, and blue


  1. Matt, you write fabulous poetry.
    glad to find your blog.

    keep it up.

  2. invite you to contribute a poem to poets rally week 41, a free verse is accepted.

    We encourage, we share, we love poets, and we have fun..

    Poetry awards may be assigned to quality participants/ first time participants.

    Hope to see you in.

  3. This is good. Reminds me of my first day in New York. Spine-chilling enough, sir.