Concrete Talons

A poem by Lily Selthofner, January 13, 2022.

Photo by Lily Selthofner, 2022.


little moments of daydream escape.

from school bus to subway train

I travel

to and from the same location.

roads paved, from rural hometowns

to massive Manhattan highways

everyone waits

for the light to change.

We are all the same.

Fill my backpack with your labored desires,

so you may rest. sweet relief 

remains submissive

to the beck and call of heavy traffic.

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