The Hangover in New York
After Wislawa Szymborska’s “The End and The Beginning”
Note: Hangovers are cantilevered buildings in New York City. Italics are quotes from Wislawa Szymborska’s poem.
Arise! Time to leave squalor, filth behind
the wars, carts of corpses, sludge and ashes
instead, let’s build heavens in New York’s blue skies
ignore the shards of glass, the bloody rags below
Nov 5, 2020