Nightview, New York 1932

Nightview, New York 1932

 

    Inspired by the Berenice Abbot photograph

 

Here it is: a cozy of gems stitched down your sleeve.

Blood pulsing

hot against your temple.

You hold the lights like children in your gaze.

The tempo of traffic.

Inhale the shoe polish deep in the subway.

Shoulder the cold as if it’s a woman you can’t leave.

 

Heidi Seaborn

What We Hold On To   

What We Hold On To  

Impressions on W. H. Auden