Old Woman New Body

Old Woman New Body

one hunched back picks her way through the bustle
burdened, determined
she is tensed against the sleet
deliberate in her hemming of the feet
the bundles,
piled on her back,
bow out above the lonely silhouette
heavy, a bevy of impoverished memories
she is a pulse in the inertia
coursing the arteries of a mangled city
navigating towards the sun
each labored step closer to the horizon
anonymity, infinity
nimble against the grain
the sway of the throng
sidestepping the push
making for a rhythm,
day feels like night feels like day
deaf to the jet of voices
making for a code, identity
idiosyncrasy
iconography
and finally,
pacific obscurity

nada marjanovich

nada marjanovich

Nada Marjanovich is Publisher and Editor of Long Island Pulse Magazine. Prior to founding the title in 2005, she worked extensively in the internet. She's been writing since childhood and has been published for both fiction and poetry.