and the smell of tobacco wafts
through my nose.
I can feel the pleasant breeze
on my shoulders and forehead
I hear the train rumbling
and I fold up my sign
because in New York
being welcoming is the most unwelcome thing you can be.
I simply observe.
I try to fold inward
to watch my breath,
but this is the first time I’ve
Someone is excited and twirling.
She is on the phone.
And I am here with the phone girl
both of us having very private moments
in a very public space.
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