1073 Natoma

José Vadi

why do you think
we’re built so close?

not new york  no squares
between projects flirting

with clouds penciling
their height against

the beams of homes
nobody owns

pristine views of
historic NYC brick walls

here: windows to the
street, plots of yard

alleys quiet,
walled together

chaining ourselves to each
other lost at the sea

to drift afloat
after the crash.