And wait for whispers of the miracle to come
As strange side walkers exchange awkward glances,
Lucky couples stride hand in hand and laugh the night
away like the blackbird it is,
Unrecognizable faces appear from the straight edge corners
of building blocks and steel fire escapes
And iron grates in the tar patched roads,
Mothers carry babies home to hard working fathers
who dream of bigger apartments
And vacations on southern shores with drinks and bikinis
full of luscious young women,
People accidentally run into each other which causes
a chain reaction of bumps
And excuse me, sorry, I keep stumbling today.
“Stand on Any Corner” appears in Lucas Hunt’s second collection of poems, “Light on the Concrete,” out recently from the North Sea Press. He will give readings on April 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Poetry Place in Patchogue and on April 21 at 4 p.m. at BookHampton in Sag Harbor. He can be seen throughout the month on “The Poet’s Corner” and “Sullivan’s Travels” on LTV. Mr. Hunt lives in Springs.