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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?

             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


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


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


of each other.


And there is

no light

at the

end of

the Midtown









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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.
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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