Today's poem is by Ralph Angel

Three Minutes and Sixty Years

A mere
shrug of atmosphere—
and then the fog
coughing up some buildings, and then
the smell of rain just inside
the door—
puts a naked eye
to things, and makes them

your phone is like
losing your mind. It's like
a fountain—
the door's wide open—
the words
tall buildings make
speak mostly to pigeons
and styrofoam

Get out.
Get out of my cab
he said. Wake up.
It's different.

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