water towers


Yesterday morning
 it was dark
 when
 I left the apartment

 that's 
West 79 Street
 intersecting 
with 
Broadway

  that white figure
 is a street art installation
 to me
 it looks like a priest from the Spanish Inquisition
 behind him
 if you look up
 you'll see
 two 
water towers/tanks

there was a tragedy yesterday morning
 someone
 uptown 
near the City College subway stop at 148 St
 was killed
 the subway service on the local line was affected
 when I got to the 79th Street station
 there was a 20 min wait for the local
  I decided
 to walk 
to 72nd
 to catch the express

 along the way
 I spotted
 the M104
 ran to the stop
 hopped on 
along with many others
 settled into a seat
 and 
watched the city wake up 


speaking of waking up
 last night 
shortly after I got home
 I was crouching down
 to give Jack a pep talk
 when Harry walked over 
put his nose against Jack's 
and
 for a nano sec
 the 3 of us
 just 
were

 then
 Jack hissed
 Harry and I jumped
 but 
it was a break through
 in fact 
Harry decided it was permission to hang out in the living room 
where he tried to get Jack to play 
no dice
 Jack wasn't ready to give in 
tho 
it was clear
 to both Toonman and me
 that he really wanted to  

at about 3:30 a.m.
 I woke
 to the sounds 
of 
insane cats 
racing around
 running 
madly
 from 
living room
 to
 bedroom
back and forth

 I lay there
 listening
 waiting
 for the 
growls 
the hisses

 there 
were 
none 

when I finally got up at 5:30
 both cats joined me in the kitchen 
I washed out 
re-filled
 the water bowl
put it on the floor
 Harry went to get a drink
 Jack hissed 
Harry stopped
he sat down

 I do believe
they're going to be friends

harry

jack

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