If I Could Be Anywhere

POETRY 6-24

i.
reading Guy de Maupassant on the PATH
Hoboken platform       1993
just out of college
string of lights down one tunnel       paling       gone
my freshly-khaki’d butt in the hardwood slab
let’s call a bench       my yellowed book open       another
up the nearer tunnel       clattering to
a string of lights   …

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