The East Village

Christopher Reiner


While he felt he had to. While there was that pure resolution. While
there was the action of going away and coming back. While he liked the way
his shadow slid along the faces of buildings. While strangers were treated
with deference. While there was mystery's opportunity and the fixed victory
of chance. While all variety of angles. While a silent engine. While
complication takes a form of vessels. While fatigue affects lid and light
the retina breaks into strands. While cities smoke and track and harbor and
heaven tighten shoe and floor and room and window and the sound, coming
through, of traffic.