Friday, December 14, 2012

After Work By Richard Jones



coming up from the subway
into the cool Manhattan evening,
I feel rough hands on my hearts-
women in the market yelling
over rows of tomatoes and peppers,
old men sitting on a stoop playing cards,
Cabbies cursing each other with fists
while the music of church bells
sails over the street,
and the father, angry and tired
after working all day,
embracing his little girl,
kissing her,
mi vida, mi corazon,
brushing the hair out of her eyes,
so she can see.

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6 comments:

Kimberly Debroah Schmidly said...

have a perfect holiday.

Nataeven FairyAn Fallin said...

happy holidays.

stay merry.

Tifiny ishare Moon said...

positive.

Silverfox PeruMalei Jolie said...

have a beautiful one, folks.

Sheng Henry Wood said...

flying is cool.
thanks for the sweet feature.

Brad Henry is the nicest guy I know before I enter college.

keep it up.

Taylor Kong Boomer said...

sweet reminder.