The Other Edge Of The World

Sitting on a roof top in New York City
A city summer night
somewhere in brooklyn’s central upper north east something
my sister and friends are having a party
or had one
and now this picture spot of a memory
is cooling off on this evening
not quite night actually
and the sun is playing her song
well its a song, but two songs
one for me
and one for the other side of the world
she’s just arriving at
and the stars are just starting to chime up a little
not too much
this is the city
but still some
and the blackish purplish sky with her clouds are singing
silent whispers of air rushing
through the valleys of buildings spanning miles
and this is the only piece of peace i hold
not quite even real
but the collaboration
of several lost thoughts

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I’ve lost a lot of my innocence, and there’s a Faith No More song called The Edge of the World that kind of describes the opposite of the innocence I miss. So this is the other edge of the world.


  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago


    Well written fenderhead

  • oh dear
    do doo do doo
    thanks blamo

    – Russell Anderson

  • Nancy Ames
    Nancy Amesover 5 years ago

    Beautiful poetry – a real link with the spirit of the place and a sense of you claiming your place in the moving history there.

  • thanks nancy
    i miss it sometimes ;)

    – Russell Anderson

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    Vivid imagery! Well done.

  • gracias helen ;)

    – Russell Anderson

  • forgot to add the whirrrr from the building across the street and the workers who come out of it at 2am ;)

    – Russell Anderson

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    Awwww, the middle of the night/morning shift change. Yes, I am familiar with the ritual.

  • there really are so many details that characterize a place ;)

    – Russell Anderson

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisover 5 years ago

    Lovely writing of contemplation Russ :)

  • thank you very much CJ ;) I appreciate that

    – Russell Anderson

  • bearpaw
    bearpawover 5 years ago

    full on!

  • thanks bearpaw!! :)

    – Russell Anderson

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