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A Random Thought

Introduction to the Poet:

Matthew Abuelo is a writer, professional blogger and award-winning poet. He has three books out, Last American Roar and Organic Hotels, His third book “The News Factory” has just been released by Plain View Press, the first two can be found at lulu.com. He is a former journalist for the online news site Examiner and he most recently worked for the Times Square Chronicles as a housing rights journalist and political commentator. Matthew Abuelo has performed around Manhattan including at the forum The Poetry Project’s marathon, which also featured, Pattie Smith Susan Vega, Lenny K, Steve Earle and many other icons.




A Random Thought

The nameless roll by with dirty faces

Looking for money to fold

And have replaced their head stones with serial numbers

While their comrades in arms

Sleep the sleep

For the forgotten

in moving subway cars.

They exude the yellow smell

Of the truly sick.

God is never afforded to those who reach this floor.

I watch this show

As a future which is too near

And always calling.

Yet the pigeons and roaches seem fine

Never having to stake their claim,

Their bands have an eternal understanding.

But the sea gulls continue to beg

For whatever it is

You’re eating at the time.

And all the beautiful people

Will continue to walk by with

Newly fashioned indifference.