poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Asking Belinda

Grand Central Station, NYC
the animals look like me.
Some are caged-
        a slump-shouldered woman,
        Ramones t-shirt and ink stretched skin,
        pushes a pram with wailing child
Others roam free-
        a black man dancing to unheard music,
        students slumped together, tired instruments on laps
I sit still and watch,
feet aching from one hundred blocks
and being one in Time Square's two million,
standing in line for: tickets
                             a goddamn restroom
A young man,
breathless and fashionable,
greets a balding, overweight stereotype in a suit
with an urgent kiss.
No one has looked at the homeless Veteran for twenty minutes.
One more ticking hour of clenched fist queuing
and I am eyed wearily through golden bars
by 'Belinda', uniformed and exhausted
"Excuse me, which way to the zoo?" I ask
-a slow blink, sticky clearing of the throat
"You're already here", she says.

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