Haphazard Town

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

One does not need a plan

To get lost

In this new town

She thought

Right before

She did.

 

 

For The Weekend Writing Prompt: Haphazard

Dedicated to my friend F.C. who at least had the wherewithal to call the local cavalry …

 

 

Quintessential NYC

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

There’s much more to New York City

Than the bustle of Times Square

But “The Crossroads of the World” is quite likely

Recognizable anywhere.

Even the New York Police Department

Is fittingly lit in neon lights

Its bold, large letters dwarfed by billboards

That chase the day into the night.

 

 

For the A Photo A Week Challenge

 

Odd Ride

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

A pick up?

Jeep duplex?

A jacuzzi inside?

This hybrid is

A heck

Of an over-decked

Ride.

 

(Yep, this one’s odd even for Manhattan …)

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

Scraping Sky

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

In a city that

Never

Sleeps

It soars high,

With the weight of the

World

Hollowed out,

Scraping sky.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

A Shared World

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Central Park, NYC; Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In the midst of the bustle,

The hectic,

The cramped,

A shared world

Sprawls lush green:

Just a few steps

Within

A deep breath

And some peace

To partake in.

 

 

For Cee’s Share Your World Challenge

Recharging Place

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

The green lung of the City

In verdure cape

Blooms anew.

Living room and backyard

It knows just

What to do:

Communal Central Park

Breathing life

Into you.

 

For The Photo Challenge

Chasing Life

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Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor

 

For all the little ones in my life: Right here, nearby, quite far; right now or not but in my heart you always are … For all of you who chase life (and sometimes Central Park pigeons), and grab hold of every moment’s possibility with two tenacious hands:

You teach me lots more than I ever could teach you.

You are each life, exemplified.

 

For Tuesday Photo Challenge

Weathered Walls

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Photo: Inge Vandormael

 

The stories told

By weathered walls

Still standing tall

After the fall

So like the lives of residents

Of old

Untold

Still hold.

 

(In the photo: The ruins of the Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island, New York City)

 

For The Photo Challenge (2nd entry)