Greg Mackie: One Word Shift

Greg Mackie: One Word Shift

 
first light of spring –
he runs to his destiny
and slips on the slush
 
 
early morning rain –
it refreshes my spirit
and brings out the slugs
 
 
sometimes my own thoughts
are in a foreign language –
I’ve lost the phrasebook
 
 
fifty horns blasting
the second the lights turn green –
patience is urbane
 
 
One word shift : Subway Smile
 
The stainless steel smile
Of the girl in the subway
Sliced my heart in two
The stainless steel knife
Of the girl in the subway
Sliced my heart in two

 
— by Greg Mackie
 
Copyright© 2012, by Greg Mackie. All Rights Reserved.
 
Greg Mackie is a poet and a dreamer, and has been published on a
number of online magazines including Kumquat Poetry and Unfold. He can
be found on Twitter at @frenzyOfFlies and on frenzyOfFlies.tumblr.com

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