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The Man In The Booth In The Midtown Tunnel
by Doug Holder

Thursday, January 11, 2007
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Did you ever think about that guy?
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             The Man In The Booth in the Midtown Tunnel.


 


 


 


        As a kid I always wondered about the man in the small booth in the middle of the Midtown Tunnel; the tunnel that goes from Queens to Manhattan.


 


 


 


 


 


The cars stream


under a frozen


catatonic


East River.


And the man


in the booth


paces the perimeter


of his cage.


 


He fumes


with the fumes.


And feels


the river's pressure


above his head.


And he has


lost his face


long ago--



in a blue


uniform.


And the sun


and the fresh air,


merely a hint.


 


And we are


faceless and


a blur


behind thick plates


of light- bleached glass.


And we will


all remain


ignorant


of each other.


 


And there is


no light


at the


end of


the Midtown


Tunnel.


 


 


 


 


 


  


 

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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/13/2007
Great write, a bit sad, also gives one a mystical feeling about the tunnel with no light...enjoyed.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/12/2007
kinda sad
this is different
enjoyed this....
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/11/2007
Doug, you really put a face on the man with this fantastic write. Your very perceptive and this poem shows it.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/11/2007
All the time LOL
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