Hudson New York

When we moved to the country

32 years ago  Maurice said

he wouldn’t go into Hudson too dangerous

but we went all the time junk stores people

without much money the word antique

not yet a Hudson word old bricks on the river

Jeremiah Rusconi sold us an old pink marble sink

what does restoration mean 6,000 people

live there now projects restaurants movies

in foreign languages Bengali immigrants still

arrive alongside new stores wine bread expensive cheese

what is better what is worse  how do we

understand no matter what we know or think

how do we learn different or not

we are all in the very same picture





Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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