new tourist

new tourist

milt montague

 

manhattan
new york city
a hot summer day

people galore
crowding the streets
museums shops restaurants

all the sidewalks
bulging with tourists
cameras always at ready
logging their future memories

on this day
I play the visitor
in a very cool coach
gliding down fifth avenue
gawking at the store windows

disdaining
muggy sidewalks
bursting with sightseers
jostling for breathing spaces
expropriating my stomping grounds
my gilded carriage an air conditioned city bus

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2 thoughts on “new tourist”

  1. Enjoyed the conscious future referencing in the present moment and the delight in a moment of also fully noticed privilege here.
    Took me MONTHS to find the time to read this, so it’s fun to still have it here on the first night of this winter’s snow….

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