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Capture the Moment challenge [Jul. 25th, 2006|10:05 am]


[mood |accomplished]
[music |I Run For Life by Melissa Etheridge]

Fast paced.
Few People.
Breathe slow,
hold it long.
In through mouth,
out through mouth.
Try not to smell
the putrid scent
that permiates the air.
Summer has arrived.
Garbage rots everywhere.
Side streets are the worst.
Don't Breath
not on my morning walk.

Never notice the slight decline
... until you're there.
The slide down is so slight.
It's too late before you see.
Doors open. Step off, few people.
They can't tell you
because they can't see it.
You're in the bowels of hell
and you don't know it.
The doors have closed
and now it's too late to leave.
You're there and you can't see it.
Too late for salvation.
Too late for help and hope.
Four levels below the street,
but you can't tell that now.
Because it is up, up, up.
Three escalators, one set of stairs
Finally free. Safe in Mid-Town.
Out of Hell. 63rd and Lex.

No very structured, but those were my thoughts on my morning walk to work.

[User Picture]From: futma
2006-07-25 06:17 pm (UTC)
Very cool, I especially like the second one. I know that feeling of riding in too hot tubes.

So, did you write this while riding the trains, carrying paper and pen with you? :)
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[User Picture]From: goodisrelative
2006-07-25 06:21 pm (UTC)
So, did you write this while riding the trains, carrying paper and pen with you? :)
No, cause this subway ride (aka Tube, Metro, whatever you call it) is not on my way to work... the ride was to get up town a bit for a resturant we went to. You don't notice it, but as a few lines go north, they go deeper and deeper underground. Seriously, you are at least 4 stories UNDERground when you get to the 63rd and Lex station. (I think it is actual 5 stories.)

I actually walk to work... hence the first one. end of July thru August is evil here cause the stench is aweful... and I have learned to breath through some nasty stuff with EMT work... I'm never sure if the EMT work saves me from the walk OR if the Walk prepares me for EMT work!!
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[User Picture]From: pixie_on_acid
2006-07-25 08:48 pm (UTC)
The first one reminds me why it's great not living right in the city. Out here, the garbage you'd smell is only your own, and it's usually secured and not left lying around, because you don't want ursus americanus to come knocking to ask if the buffet is open.

With the second one, I love how you set it up how nobody knows what's happening... even though most people who get off there must have some clue. And it's amusing, because your transit system is underground... when you get to Vancouver, you'll notice that very little of it is underground. Apparently SkyTrain (including SeaBus) is one of the longest elevated systems going, especially as it pushes Eastward. I don't think I've ever really been on a subway.
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[User Picture]From: goodisrelative
2006-07-25 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was the only Latin you were looking up? Dude! I know that off the top of my head. American Black Bear.

In Queens it is mostly above ground, but in Manhattan it is all under ground.
DC has some very deep stations... but 63rd and Lex is seriously the bowels of HELL.
Above ground is fun... you get to see lots.
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