Anything Can Happen

When you’re in New York

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The Oculus in Lower Manhattan

Background

This is another one of my poems that was published in my high school art and literary magazine in 1988. Enjoy!

Anything Can Happen

8:05… Waking up,
Getting Dressed,
Eating breakfast.
8:36… Leaving home,
In a rush,
Catching a bus.
9:45… Getting off the bus,
Running through Port Authority,
Catching a subway train.
9:57… It’s getting late,
Running down Chambers Street,
Breathing irregular.
10:01… Late for work,
Looking at bank,
Gasping for air.
10:01… Falling on ground,
With gaping mouth,
Dying.
10:02.. “CUT!”
“OK folks, that’s a wrap.”

-Donald Raab

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Lower Manhattan Skyline taken from Ferry

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