“THE PULASKI BRIDGE ON VALENTINE’S DAY” by Erin Rose Coffin

THE PULASKI BRIDGE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

between queens
and brooklyn

between my apartment
and the train
into manhattan,

between the wild
bloom of the skyline
and the shine
of the east river,

i pass the same spray-
painted graffiti,
the delicate script

oh, i’ll try

and sometimes
it is your face i see
when i read it

and sometimes
it is mine

~*~

Erin Rose Coffin

Erin Rose Coffin holds a Masters of Fine Arts in poetry from North Carolina State University. Her work has appeared in Raleigh Review, Atlantis, and the anthology Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands. She is an editorial assistant for So and So Magazine, and was a finalist in the North Carolina State Poetry Contest, judged by Yusef Komunyakaa. In 2018, she judged the Carol Bessent Hayman Poetry of Love Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.

Featured image by Luke Stackpoole

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