Tuesday, April 11, 2006

For Bartleby

Tonight I wonder where the man is
  who used to stand just inside the doors
of the Lexington Avenue entrance to Grand Central Station.

The full moon is rising. Around the earth, meteors move
  through space. Every day for over a year
I walked by him early in the morning

  and at the end of the day he still
stood in the same position, arms down
  his sides, looking straight ahead

at thousands of people walking
  without colliding in all directions at once,
everybody trying to get to a different place.

Malena Mörling

2:17 AM