#3 M60 on Monday
For the stretch of 125th Street, these American children,
on the bus with luggage racks, dream of summer and flying
to Dakar, Port-au-Prince, Lagos, and Charlotte Amalie,
until the driver snaps to a stop, just before the flyover,
and lets in a cold blast, filthy piles of snow, oily slicks.
Then we know we’ve landed on the wrong landing strip.