Subway Haikus

Written between September 1, 2005 and July 18, 2006 on the New York City Subway

1
waiting underground
graffiti glowing dimly
darkness split apart

2
station passing by
bodies: frozen hieroglyphs
then gone, slicing time

3
emerging to light
the river shimmers below
out come the cell phones

4
screams outside my head-
phones: metal tearing metal.
a Fall of angels

5
an ill lit doorway
splits darkness between stations
inaccessible

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