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Walnut Street

I'm walking on Walnut Street,
Where brick sidewalks
Back the office towers
Onto their foundations.
I'm squinting at the blue
So vast it tells the ocean
What color to be,
And I bump into strangers,
Who remind me of friends
I never bump into.
I'd much rather be sad
Than depressed.
Sadness has a heart.
There's no drug for it.
You can feel good about that.
But I forget sometimes
To just be lonely
And call it by its name.

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Igloo said…
I like the disjunction between "Walnut", "brick", "blue" - the different materials later mimic the mixed up emotions the subject of the poem is feeling as they walk down the street - but also go on journey in their own heart - solitary though it may be.

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