Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brooklyn (revisited)

Can't think of anything to write at the moment so I'm posting something I wrote last year.  Whether you're reading it for the first time or you've read it previously, I hope you like it.


Moonlight bathes these worn tenements
Gray clouds receeded, marking rainstorm’s pass.
And I in torn faded jeans,
Weathered guitar resting in lap,
Keep vigil upon this towering web of stairs.
Your fire escape Romeo,
Futilely awaiting your return.

Was a time we'd have torn the roof off this place to get to each other,
Evading your father’s watchful eye
Mother’s vehement stare.
Chasing dreams like yellow cabs
We lived to make every corner a memory,
Stealing kisses and so much more
Down every backstreet we ran.

But those days have faded
Like neon signs in familiar places,
Having long since closed their eyes.
Where did we go?
Fell in love with a picture we painted
Of our lives together
Like watercolours on the sidewalk
Washed away
When the storms grew too strong for us to repress.

Light fog now rolls down this alley,
Ghostly shadows playing through billowing sidewalk steam.
And here, bathed in dim streetlights’ glow,
Awash in mist and memories,
I’ll sit and wait for you forever
In Brooklyn.

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  1. This is a beautiful poem, Barry. It's the first time I'm reading it. You really have a wonderful talent writing poetry you know. :)

    You should enjoy your day.

  2. Brilliant! Very well written:)

    Sassy Chica