One Morning In Jersey City

By Anthony Buccino

One Morning in Jersey City by Anthony BuccinoVerse written along the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J.

You can hear a lot by looking around. Sometimes, standing along the Hudson River shoreline, you can dream of the freedom in the sailing beauty slipping through the waves, or question the signals proffered by a hungry seagull, or ponder why the pigeons follow you.

Or you could sit ever so still and listen to the clatter of heels on the tile as the cigarette mafia heads outside for fresh air, while you slip in among them and consider the steel and glass surroundings.

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Town that gives poetic license


One Morning In Jersey City

Table of Contents

 SAILBOAT

PIGEONS

WALKWAY

SEAGULLS

ICE BERGS

PILINGS

AT AMERICA’S GOLDEN DOOR

COLUMBUS

COOTIES

BEAMS

SUMMER ARRIVES

RUNNING PIGEONS

PRETZELS

THE PIER APARTMENTS

ALONG THE RAILING

HYATT PIER

SUNDIAL

WEST OF NEW YORK

THE AIR LIES

CRISP

MORSELS OF SURPRISE

CHOPPERS

THE BOOTCH

J. OWEN GRUNDY PARK

NY WATER TAXI

ATRIUM

CRAYONS

TOURISTS

TRAVELS

QUEUE

SOMETIMES ON THE TRAIN

LONDON TIME

AUSTRALIA

NOTHING PERSONAL

JOB ROCK

MOURNING COFFEE

PRIMARY COLORS

CAFÉ OLE

NO ACCIDENT

MIRROR

SURPRISE

ALOHA

I’M NOT GEPETTO

ALOHA II

POOR BISHOP

ALOHA III

THE DAY OF THE DREAM

CITY BEANS

NEW HERE

PEOPLE AT THE RAILING

QUANTUM LOOP

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First you want a body of water

To look at out your window

Then you want

A sailboat to float by

On the shimmering sea

Then you want a body

Steering the sailboat towards you

It should be someone sexy, you say.

And the sailboat, slick and sleek

As it approaches your shore

Then you want no window between

You and the sea, a summer breeze to blow

Wisps of sea spray to keep bugs away.

Next you want more vacation time

To sail away on the sea, and that, my dear,

Is why you can see no sailboat, or foamy water

You see nothing beyond the walls of your cubicle

-Sailboat

New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

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