...but it's pronounced Throatwarbler Mangrove (sputnik4547) wrote in nightdaydreamer,
...but it's pronounced Throatwarbler Mangrove
sputnik4547
nightdaydreamer

I'm rescuing this place from community death!

Here's this thing I wrote about the transit strike.

<lj-cut text="dark winter birds on a telephone wire">
The minutes pass in silence
folded up against the wind like
dark winter birds on a telephone wire
the sky behind gray with age

My eyes won't close without
the waterfall-sound of the subway
--I haven't gone away but gravity has ceased to be,
a million droplets hang in the air suspended by my apprehension

When I pass that picket line damn straight I'll give them the thumbs up don't judge what you don't understand well buddy I'm not a working woman but at least I have an imagination


At 2:30 in the morning I hear the scream
 of the third rail of metal torn away of glass
exploding
there's nothing out there but layer
upon layer of night and sidewalks under cold streetlamps

It's over,
and the winter birds spread their ruffled wings,
filling the sky with instantaneous nighttime
All the subway cars are running
but empty except for a cargo of light,
spilling out the windows and doors
and flooding every neighborhood with blind illumination
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