Bowery Spring

I am visiting my grownup niece

where the deli slices the moon over Katz’s

and a monstrous insect in the shape of a garbage truck

heaves through sleepless streets, where

a while unlit candle in a jar guards burglar bars,

where a rusted ladder of sparrows

and one bold squirrel crosses the Lower East Side . . .

–excerpt from “Bowery Spring” in To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago 2011) available from vacpoetry.org.

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One response to “Bowery Spring

  1. Neat poem. Almost as good as the sandwich at Katz’s!

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