A New York City Schooling

In the shadow of monsters
who will chew us apart
for their own glory,
I find myself in a school of faces,
caught in a current of humanity
along this city street.
We’re fish-eyed and curious,
moving together en masse,
fluid in our collaboration.
The ones with greedy teeth
can never catch this.

Poem ©2016, Jen Payne, National Poetry Month, 16. Photo ©2011, Times Square, Jen Payne.

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