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Standing on a Sidewalk in NYC
by Corey Cook
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He says I don’t mean to startle

you, but could you read this

 

for me? as he hands me a crumpled

piece of grey paper with a website

 

address written on it. I spell out

the address letter by letter, dot by

 

dot. He echoes each letter and writes

the address in large, legible characters

 

on the front page of a newspaper. Thanks,

man. My eyes are no good. I can’t read

 

print that small anymore he says as he

walks away. Back to his shopping cart

 

filled with a clutch of plastic grocery

bags. His head capped by a yellow

 

construction helmet with a single black

feather hanging from the back. A feather

 

that tries and tries and tries to take flight. 

 

~ Previously published in Flutter (February 2007)

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Reviewed by John Flanagan
Corey, a simple yet subtle moment captured very well...and the ending leaves me wondering well after the reading ends.
John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
A yes, strolling down the streets of New York, expecially Penn Station, Grand Central Station where many of the homeless drifters reside, a sad reality of life that you have captured well...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Any chance that feather was from your parakeet...;-) ed
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