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Too rushed to say hi, Faces pass hurriedly by. But Joy! The rare grin!

— L indsay L ieber m an , Manhattan, New York

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Just one train later Would have made the difference. He would have been there.

— Margaret G wyn D unha m , Manhattan, New York

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Too late for drinkers, Too early for commuters, Time for the runners.

— Mas I chida , Manhattan, New York

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This concrete, these dreams Crafted before I got here Gone before I left.

— L ibby Merritt, Manhattan, New York

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I walk near Times Square, stop at crosswalk, look at map. Behind me, “Move it!”

— R ussell H enders o n , Milledgeville, Georgia

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We are all of us waiting, wanting, wondering, local or express.

— A da m B ard , Brooklyn, New York

Chill tempest at dawn, Cab soaks with a puddle, still, Spring breeze like champagne.

— D an S tac k h o use , Manhattan, New York

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Packed subway morning Field trip of loud kids step in This is my nightmare

— S teve P o leschu k , Brooklyn, New York

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We can spend the night together, but I expect bagels in morning.

— N atasha D aniel á Mc G lynn , Washington, D.C.

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The deli where you and I ate hot pastrami is a Chase bank now.

— L aura B arani k , Queens, New York

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On the 6 to Spring two cops help a tourist whose map is upside down.

— F rances R ichey , Manhattan, New York

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Matching blue f lickers— Watching TV together on f loors 10 and 4.

— I sabel Martin , Brooklyn, New York

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Elderly couple, on Circle Line for a date, giving love a chance.

— N urit I sraeli , Manhattan, New York

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The apple grows big, pregnant with the promises strangers never keep.

— Martin T h o m as , Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands

Tall island lady, welcoming all who come here. Oh, New York! Freedom!

— G e o rgia S taplet o n , Shawano, Wisconsin

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are you, now, alone waiting for the sun to rise over Brooklyn Bridge?

— A m anda T uren , Manhattan, New York

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New York City Haiku  

A new book from Universe. ISBN: 978-0-7893-3120-5 On sale: 2/14/17

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