April was National Poetry Month, and WNYC challenged listeners to write tweet-length, original poems about the five boroughs.
Here, in no particular order, are some of our favorites. Listen above to hear the poets themselves read their submissions. And check out all of the poems on Twitter, using #NYcityverse.
Manhattan:— Wyman Meers (@Why_Man52) April 20, 2017
Man That Cannot be mine.
Skyline, ground-bound i adore
too Brilliant to be held, so Brilliant to behold! #nycityverse
Jackson Heights, where/⁰no one thinks it odd/⁰for Southern Baptists⁰/to worship Sundays/in the synagogue/that once was Sizzlers #NYcityverse— Richard J Newman (@richardjnewman) April 24, 2017
#NYcityverse— Safia Jama (@safiaPOET) April 24, 2017
Woman on the R Train
Pink lipstick kisses the folds
of her coral pink hijab. Her lips match, exactly.