I Heart in the City.

I took this camera
to capture
you in the city;

these towers would
fall down
for your beauty

this I had
to preserve.

here, we’re
in Bryant Park’s
field;

in this photo, we’re
along the
South Street Seaport.

here, at the
center of
Times Square

as if the world
was watching us,

& we truly
believed they were.
 
As the sun set
over the Hudson
River valley,
I stood you right here,

for this photo in
Union Square;
 
to capture the
Empire State building
in the distance.

the tower’s
floodlights were
lit green;

the same green
of the traffic lights
 
leading Uptown
as you reached
for my hands,
 
& my camera
 
so you could shoot
this video footage
here,
& here,
of me
running
 
up Broadway,
towards you,


passing
17th, 18th,
& 19th Streets …

I knew then,
I’d be willing to go
pass the squares,


the park,
through the
Viaduct Valley

up to the Heights,
to chase you
with my love,
 
laughing,
in a playful
 
newfound joy
and capturing
 
picture after picture
of each step.

Mark Anthony Thomas
Copyright © 2011

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