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



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Daniel Atkinson
Abstract, once again.

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Sweet abstraction, how I love thee.

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

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Daniel Atkinson
Daniel Atkinson

Atlanta, GA



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