Bread City Basketball


The Leap by Cliff Dweller
April 26, 2012, 12:44 pm
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Shooting hoops,
you realize that
the spirit of the universe
swirls around you
like a gentle
blue light
The lowering sun beckons
your eyes and nothing else
This is all you need
This is your life,
that hunk of
one city street,
and you become
a thing of beauty
jumping through
the evening’s stillness
with this pumpkin
in your hand
You choose
to be outside
playing basketball
because you have
a small hole to fill
A net of darkness
that you love
more than a best friend
Street lights are shining again
in the shadow of the city
You’re in the middle,
catching the ball
before you leap
as high as Olympus
And suddenly you see
your fingertips
on the ball
growing older,
growing darker,
the very last drop
of immortality

by Cliff Dweller

1990s tribeca basketball nyc
photo via waiting4brooklyn



Best Side
February 1, 2012, 9:14 am
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Hot bowl of pastina,
23rd Street and the river.
Subway grime patina,
shout to chopped liver.

Chelsea Penthouse NYC Photo
photo by Stephan Alessi



The Secret File
November 1, 2011, 8:56 am
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New York cops in Jersey
and girls who never smile:
there’s something going on there
that’s in a secret file.

Mysterious girl photo by Ana Kras
photo by Ana Kras



BACK IN THE FOLD

Swishing on chain nets
the very last cigarette
the first bowl of cereal
subway timing miracles
crisp American dollars.
Holler.


photo by Eugene Tan
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FRESH PRINCE REAL PHILLY STYLE GREENROOM

Carlton with the tongues out
white Air Force optometrist
bout to fly off on a carpet
like you never even heard of this.


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SUMMER: IT’S OFFICIAL!
June 13, 2009, 2:07 am
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Hot long purple
purple nights
here we come.

summer poem, basketball, jake lemkowitz
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by Jeff Shaw



UPPER WEST SIDE, 2005
May 28, 2009, 12:41 am
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up on riverside and ninety-five
sidewalk heat
3 bags of lye
2 girls on a stoop
waiting for the bus
1 had a tennis racket
so we lit up the dutch.

nyc summer
photo by AC Berkheiser
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