Harlem To Paris

Those living in Harlem
  want to live in Midtown

The people in Midtown
  the Upper West Side

The Upper West Side on
  the Long Island Shore

The Long Island Shore
  in Aspen or Vail

Aspen or Vail
  to the beaches in Cannes

The bathers in Cannes
  to the Champs Elysees

People always search for where
  life can begin

A place that remains distant
  and far out of reach

Any excuse to look outward
  and not in themselves

Theirs souls left in turmoil
 —their hearts not at rest

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 04, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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