Charles Chaim Wax


The Manhattan Bridge - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

Rae Zevie
said she was riding
her bike
over the Manhattan Bridge
and a Chinese man
stood by the rail
and eventually jumped.
Rae Zevie
saw him in the water
for a minute
or so
and then
he went under
and drowned.


Comments about The Manhattan Bridge by Charles Chaim Wax

  • (3/10/2006 10:32:00 PM)


    We are all witnesses to tramatic events in our lives. They' always stay a part of us, and effect us in ways that are life changing. This perhaps her greatest lesson on sympathy..and later...perhaps empathy.

    An excellent read. :)
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  • (10/4/2005 5:47:00 PM)


    Just because you're writing about an intense and poignant scene doesn't make it a good poem, imho. You're picking interesting subject matter and you're writing in a clean, sparse manner, but it lacks oomph or irony or something unusual to make it stand apart from simply describing a scene in a simple, straightforward manner. Regards. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 29, 2005


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