Lyrical Somerville – October 3

On October 3, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

 Somerville poet Rob Centore wrote to the LYRICAL: ” I wrote the following in 2008 while taking a poetry class at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.  I now live in Somerville and continue writing poetry and songs.”

Harvard Square
Couples holding hands
crossing crosswalks as subway lovers
rapidly rise to the world.  They open their eyes
and become pained and peripatetic all over again.
C’est Bon on the corner of Church,
a small store serving the usual French Francaphone
that has stopped by for the past thirteen years.
Shelves of smokes, cigars and cigarettes, the Lotto,
the Globe, and rolls of endless scratch tickets.
On JFK, a Statey in navy stops at his favorite 7-11
to get a cup of coffee while taxi’s sit vacant on the curb.
A vendor pulls up, always on time, has a family of 5 to feed.
He pushes his dolly stacked with cookies,
dodging pedestrians like stray bullets.
He races into the store with his Sausilito,
Santa Cruz, and Double Chocolate Chunk.
– Rob Centore
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