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Swept Away MAG

September 16, 2017
By axgela SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
axgela SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
9 articles 1 photo 3 comments

Smoke curled up from cigarettes,
blowing plumes of gray air from ashy lips.
The dark smell was swept away
with the roaring of the Q train,
and maybe I was swept away with it.
Maybe I was another click on the floor tiles,
another smudge on the dirty subway door,
another featureless mystery,
riding the train car to a destination.
Maybe my thoughts were washed away
(courtesy of the midnight rain),
maybe my soul was scythed from my heart,
(thanks to the thin curve of the crescent moon).
Or maybe, I’m looking
(for a someone or a something)
to bring color to the dark, dusty space that shares my name,
but for now,
I ride the dirty subway car.


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Nigmode 44 said...
on Sep. 19 2017 at 10:23 am
I can relate to the dirty city subway that hosts darkness of poverty. I cruze up in my dodge charger just to ride it. It's an expirence to witness. I may even catch up with some homies and ride the "pain train" to getha. We might hop off with some other homies from east side.(we from west side BTW

on Sep. 18 2017 at 6:05 pm
maeve15 PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
27 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

this is so so so so good! I love it ;)


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