Foreshortened the street
in my damaged eye
the crowd seems pressing
closer & faster.
In the eyes, mouths,
faces coming nearer
my good eye recognizes
what we all know.
Yet every eye in its personal dark
looks off in a different direction
out of space into time
realms of light or deeper darkness.
With eyes lowered, we pass each other.
A guy on a bike comes up from behind,
passes me, soundless.
Oh, I am one of you.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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A native of San Francisco, George Stanley has lived in BC since 1971, and has published ten books of poetry, including Vancouver: A Poem, After Desire, North of California St., and West Broadway (with George Bowering’s Some End) all from Vancouver's New Star Books.
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