Morning Scene

By Jameson Fitzpatrick Jameson Fitzpatrick
Opposite him at this table again
and through the windows the city glittering, surreal as a scale model,

the city in miniature — only it moves in a real way, because it is real.
One of the windows is open, some construction down on the street

drones like a distant vacuum. It’s warm for January.
Still, his apartment has that dreamlike quality

of feeling like home though I know it’s not. Not mine anymore — 
but how many people get to visit the past without hurting anything?

To come back and drink the same coffee
from the same never-quite-clean cup?

Source: Poetry (June 2014).


This poem originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

June 2014
 Jameson  Fitzpatrick


Jameson Fitzpatrick is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications). He holds a BA and an MFA from New York University.

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SUBJECT Living, Life Choices, Time & Brevity, Social Commentaries, Cities & Urban Life

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