September 7, 2019

Nighttime visitor

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 1:04 pm by chavisory

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Well hello, friend!

[Image depicts a bright green cricket hanging out on the inside of a white paper lantern in a dark kitchen at night.]

June 16, 2019

Pigeon standoff

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 11:53 pm by chavisory

It isn’t uncommon for me to wake to the sound of cooing or scratching pigeons–my building is bordered by alleyways on two sides–but one morning earlier this week, I was woken by that familiar sound… slightly too inside my window instead of out.

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[Image description: A large, dark gray pigeon perches atop a stack of journals on top of my chest of drawers, beneath a photograph which he’s knocked askew.]

We had a little bit of a standoff while I caught my breath, figured out what to do, and naturally took a picture. Remembering a childhood incident in which a big crow had come down our chimney and gotten itself trapped in the living room, I opened the window wider and pulled the curtain aside so he could clearly see the only way out of the room, and a moment later he was …off on a different adventure for the day.

April 5, 2019

Spring river

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 6:54 pm by chavisory

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I’m hoping to be able to get some new writing done sooner rather than later. In the meantime, this was my dinner break stroll last weekend–to the remains of the Central Railroad’s 69th St. Transfer Bridge on the Hudson River.

May 18, 2018

Little egg

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 11:14 am by chavisory

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April 29, 2018

Against the wind

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 4:00 pm by chavisory

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A brave little shoot attempts springtime in Long Island City.

March 20, 2018

Up from under

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 2:06 pm by chavisory

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The Brooklyn Bridge, late winter, post-poetry reading and tacos with friends from out of town this weekend

February 27, 2018

An offering to the Fair Folk of Central Park, I’m pretty sure

Posted in City life, Uncategorized, Weird stuff tagged , , at 11:14 pm by chavisory

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Found on a very gentle hike around the North Woods about a week after spraining my knee.

Open to alternate suggestions than that these are faerie offerings.

I did not dare touch them.

February 6, 2018

A poem on the underground wall

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 11:32 am by chavisory

let america be america again 59th st

[Image is part of Langston Hughes’s “Let America Be America Again,” printed on a black sticker in orange text, stuck on vertical beam on the 59th St. subway platform, that reads:

O, let America be America again-
The land that never has been yet-
And yet must be-
Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain-
And make America again!

Langston Hughes]

January 21, 2018

Afterglow

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 10:36 pm by chavisory

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One of the things I loosely keep track of year to year is the first day of the year that it’s still light out when I leave work.  Depending on what I’m working on, sometimes it’s as late as May or June.

Being in daytime rehearsals right now, I think this year marks the earliest occurrence, and I stepped off the subway to this sky in early January.

May 18, 2017

Love one another.

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged at 2:39 pm by chavisory

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[Image description:  Sidewalk chalk art reads “Love one another.  #HHNY” in pink, blue, and orange block lettering.]

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