Fairway, Once Green

by

07/15/2005

W 74th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Neighborhood: Upper West Side

I go in the afternoon, before the hordes set in and children are let out from school. Your Fairway, my speedway, basket in hand, I dash past soft, yielding cheese;/crisp baguettes and spears of tender green, fast as I can.

Racing through the crowded market, I avoid the stew of white-haired ladies with heavily laden carts/ and elbows, pointy and sharp as darts.

But the gleam of an apple catches my eye, I reach over a lady who appears none too spry. First the thud,/ then the splat, our collision sends bright orbs to the floor so flat.

“Know you what happened to Eve,” she snorts. I have no words,/ no witty retort. She glowers and quickly exits the scene.

I cower in the company of nuts, seeds,/ and berries once green.

Comments
Rate Story
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

§ Leave a Reply

Other Stories You May Like

Nearby Upper West Side Stories

The Demise of Broadway Farm

by

Then sometime in the past week--poof!

Felix’s Eighth Life

by

They thought their cat was missing until they learned the gory details

Front of the Train

by

When I take the subway I like to stand in the front car and look out the window.

To The Basketball Playing Men and Women of Letters

by

I recently read a fanciful article in which a literary East/West  all-star basketball game is imagined and scouted. Dave Eggers [...]

It is Easy To Speak Chinese

by

At the 96th Street subway station, a Hispanic man with a graying beard hopped on the train. Heimmediately launched into [...]