Chambers St. Local, 7AM

Chambers St. Station
Image Source: b.lam

heat and sleaze
sweat and smells
stagnant and hopeless
as the morning commute begins



  1. Vivid imagery. It’s like I’m in New York. πŸ™‚

    • Glad to take you there! Great to see you here, thanks.

  2. A gripping life said:

    Brutal, stagnant and hopeless… That sums it up perfectly. I don’t even want to go near the hot smell.

    • No you don’t, trust me. *grin*

  3. I like the direction you took this in. Beginning of the day versus the middle of the night. Just looking at the photo, I imagined an abandoned subway at three in the morning. Isn’t it great how a photo can convey so many different ideas? You definitely communicated the first word that popped into my head, which was “menacing.”

    • I aspire to “menacing”. πŸ˜‰

  4. So descriptive. I’m glad I’m not there but for a few seconds you made me feel like I was there, waiting to walk down the steps and into the monotony and oppressiveness another day in the rat race.

    • This one is evocative, for sure. *grin*

  5. I remember being scared spitless the first time on the subway in New York, you captured it perfectly.

    • Me too. πŸ™‚

  6. Never had the experience and now I’m pretty sure I don’t want to πŸ˜‰ lol

    • Harrr

  7. Today, so far i have traversed London East to West and West to East on the Underground – your words are perfect for my mindset Brian!

    • I try to provide!

  8. jmpix said:

    I miss NY…even the subways…maybe especially the subways, it was so easy to get around there

    • It’s a logical, if occasionally foul and mind-numbing, system, for sure.

      Thanks for stopping in!

  9. Morning commute is the death of me. Starting off a day on such a bad note, how undesirable.

    • Good times. Good sweaty, stagnant times.

  10. Totally captures the torture of hot weather NYC morning subway commute.

    • From one who knows. πŸ˜‰

  11. Reblogged this on Will Marquez Post.

  12. Reblogged this on brian westbye and commented:

    I’m taking this week off to re-charge. Here’s today’s Poetry re-run.

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