Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12-12-07 - metrocard athlete

I take the wallet out of my pocket, flip it open with the same hand, and thumb the metrocard out of its slot at the front. I walk up to the entrance to the subway, and in one fluid motion, without breaking my stride, I swipe the card and bump the turnstile with my leg. I continue down the steps to the train, exceedingly proud of myself and my prowess with the transit system, all the while putting the metrocard back in my wallet, and all without using my left hand.

Tonight the moon came up like a sliver of fingernail above the buildings in Queens and I thought, "It's so quiet in outer space."

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