Citizen of the Month

the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

Flushing, the Song

f2

Justin Giarrusso, a composer, recently wrote a choral piece about the five boroughs of New York City titled “Five Boroughs, One City.”   For the Queens section of the piece, he used a poem I wrote on Citizen of the Month in 2008 as his inspiration.

Yay, Queens!

The piece can be heard here

Flushing Poem

“Last stop! Last stop!”
Flushing, what a name!
Tiny women talking
Mandarin in the rain
Alone, I walk by
A mural, Chinese art
A cafe, a hooker
A rusty shopping cart
The downpour, the rushing
The garbage in the street
The yearning, the craving
The summer New York heat.

3 Comments

  1. That’s beautiful! How lovely, Neil!

  2. Well that’s exciting, to be chosen that way! I liked it – the “tiny women talking” part is looping in my head. #Catchy Well done Neil!

  3. This is so neat! Well done!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial