The Bike Messenger on Lexington Avenue

by Jerry Ratch




Comes to rest

taking a moment

in the falling rain

slowly massaging the

veins at the top

of his bald head


Cracking his neck

while the yellow cabs start

honking behind him

Unwilling to move

from this spot


Unwilling to move


He looks like he's either

having a Zen attack

or re-aligning his inner