Surprised by an unexpected encounter--__

1 train, 116th Street to 72nd Street, December 5, 2013
Patterns: the same station, the same economy-driven trip to work, the same stressors. Stopping to write a poem–to enter a different life of the mind, writers say–throws off the routine, and tends to reboot the day. For Nechama it was a level of self-awareness, her seeing herself consider writing a poem. She’s a research assistant at the Postcard Collection, formerly an assistant at Art 21.

Surprised by an unexpected
encounter – a little intrigued,
amused, yet hesitant

These moments –
I cherish, and embrace…

Why not?
What is there to lose?

Read a poem by Eddy N.

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