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Balthazar's Feast In Upper Manhattan

Our seventh date spills out, glorious!
We will dine with all New York
dashed against the sky,
eat big amidst the ambience

Readable Hospital Information Leaflets For Elderly Patients

Scented with African Bird Peppers
and leaning in to a third afternoon, first month
of a recluse year, my neighbor looks on wistful
as an overweight high school girl.

Black Man Carrying An Alligator Briefcase

Only I know how my heart feels,
to lose from the beginning
and gain slowly, to give away
with both hands.

Night Bus

Fallen dirty drunk onto a Greyhound bus,
a traveler stares into the conch shell
of a winter night and is is taken into
the hands of the deaf moon.

Sapphire Night In Mumbai

The white ash of day burns down,
dusk seeps across the Arabian Sea,
Mumbai shuts down before my eyes.

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