Thursday, November 3, 2016

"Just Beyond the Staten Island Ferry"

Just Beyond the Staten Island Ferry

Just beyond the Staten Island Ferry
I saw a high school student, elated
Over his successful hand-feeding
Of a peanut to a squirrel.

The nigger took the peanut
right out of my hand!

He shouted to his friends,
As the squirrel darted back
Behind the brush.

November 3, 2016


  1. You captured a whole very specific time period in history in just those few lines. Bravo.