Getting older

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And achey legs.
When the foundation is good
Everything else is too.
Life is.
And reading subway poetry
Lights up your world.
Posted by : Coby Gerstner

Different Breaths

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New York is a cool place.
Sometimes you'll make eye contact after a long day and smile, and they will too. That's my favorite part about the whole place. 
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It's too bad to be scared of anything
like sitting on the sidewalk, or some closed-up-store's front step
in a big city
to eat your four-for-a-dollar-twenty-five dumplings
that's the scary thing,
missing moments that make your heart go
this world.
there just isn't anything like it.
Posted by : Coby Gerstner

Thirds (because 34 cents is almost 1/3 of an American dollar)

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An ode, a love letter, or simply a postcard
drawn on, shipped
sent one thousand miles or more.
One secret thing I love about you is our shared zip code
one secret thing I hope is always true.
While I'm far away
making the littlest sparks for a roaring fire of a career
and you're planning, preparing, and adapting to the
thousands of things asked of you every day
I'll try to tie up, into little parcels, assorted feelings
and a 34 cent stamp
to send them off to you.

Posted by : Coby Gerstner

Monks and Gamekeepers

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Opening a book and ending up inside a wardrobe. 
A sixty four year old story,
Printed and bound and placed on a shelf, 
Creme colored now,
And still very exciting. 

Posted by : Coby Gerstner