June Jordan

(9 July 1936 - 14 June 2002 / United States)

Nobody Riding the Roads Today - Poem by June Jordan

Nobody riding the roads today
But I hear the living rush
far away from my heart
Nobody meeting on the streets
But I rage from the crowded
overtones of emptiness
Nobody sleeping in my bed
But I breathe like windows
broken by emergencies
Nobody laughing anymore
But I see the world split
and twisted up like open stone
Nobody riding the roads today
But I hear the living rush
far away from my heart

Form: Tercet


Comments about Nobody Riding the Roads Today by June Jordan

  • Susan Williams (12/28/2015 1:29:00 PM)


    She has a glorious way of coming up with new ways to describe ordinary things: I breathe like windows
    broken by emergencies
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2015


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