Wednesday, January 1, 2014



We've learned that there's a snowstorm headed
this way, towards our city.
I walk the streets and find a haze –
a mist, that's settled in.

The city waits, expectant, tense.
We've had disasters – one
of human making, others wrought
by Nature's caprices.

This morning, by the steps of City Hall,
our newest mayor stood.
He there declared the ending of an age
and boldly heralded a new.

The city waits, expectant, for the storm.
It also waits for more.
There's hope, however timorous, that should help
as citizens shovel out from snow.
2013 January 1, 11:00 pm
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Bill De Blasio's Ceremonial Inauguration as Mayor of New York City

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