a walk through any city in america

a walk through any city in america

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson

what you see is what you get.


in an empty street:


a ravaged cat giving birth to the future


a young man whispering songs of no one


a coat with one button


an eagle with air between its talons


a teenage girl in the gutter


an old man feeding a snake


moss on a manhole


piss on the pavement


a dead bull


you and i and

every poet who has ever written of the moon.


open your eyes.

they'll never find us here.

© 2011 Daniel Atkinson

Author's Note

Daniel Atkinson
Abstract, once again.

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Sweet abstraction, how I love thee.

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Added on August 10, 2011
Last Updated on August 11, 2011
Tags: america, abstract, strange, images, snakes, crows, girls, old, men, street


Daniel Atkinson
Daniel Atkinson

Atlanta, GA

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