Poem: New York Rain

Warm summer night in New York City
Rain falling
Landing on my cheek
Foreshadowing the tears
That would be there tomorrow.

A gentleman, you said.
Friendship, you said.
Respect, you said.
And I believed.
The heat in your eyes convinced me.

Now silence.

Yet, New York.
The beauty of New York
The intensity of a moment
The promise of magic

An illusion of the past,
For this moment is empty
Except for the tear
That echoes the rain
That framed the kiss.
There just yesterday.

May 2011

~ by omgrey on September 19, 2011.

5 Responses to “Poem: New York Rain”

  1. I felt that.

  2. […] The Steampunk Chronicle for Best Fiction and Best Short Story, respectively, but my poem “New York Rain” won the Grand Prize at the Leander Public Library’s Poetry […]

  3. […] “New York Rain,” and “Oh, That’s Right” are the poems read this week. “New York Rain” debuted in the BarNoneGroup and still remains part of their Hall of Fame. It also won the Leander Library award for best poem 2012 and  appeared in Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection.  […]

  4. […] You can read about The Musician on the pages of this blog and in my award-winning poem “New York Rain“, and you can read about The Auctioneer as well, throughout my recovery in 2012 and in the […]

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