Wednesday, September 22, 2010


O, what a gift! Huzzah! Hurrah!
A free weekday
concert at Avery Fisher Hall!
Wednesday morning, two seats to myself,

smuggled iced coffee,
Marsalis, Hindemith and Strauss.
O, blessed renewal, Hallelu Ja!
How long I’d been absent:
(beauty? Joy? Lost-)
but lo, The City, she succors me
again, and--
like an appeasing mother,
who'd been gone, too long
she pushes the hair back from my eyes,
and whispers, to me
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”

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