A gift named New York

The world this morning looked so different

Familiar as a friend and fantastic as a surreal discovery

The sunbeams on the building

The crowd with people running in their busy little bubbles

Yellow cabs honking, musicians in the subway, beggars, people arguing on the street

A latino dude enjoying the savor of his coffee in Chinatown Dragon Land

Sharing his pleasure loud and shouting with enthusiasm

Mami! Your coffee is so good! It’s a five dollar coffee not a one dollar coffee!

Thank you mami I love you! I will come again tomorrow!

The Chinese waitresses were still laughing and giggling after the happy latino dude left.

The world this morning felt so strange maybe because I used to be the same and now

I’m a different… stranger