Worrisome, unsettling times

lead me to wallow.

Sometimes in fear

at other times,

in the simple joys of my mortality.

I search out small

gasp worthy moments,

holding them close.

This sunset, a diverse gathering,

seagulls, pigeons, crows,

sparrows and humans – and

no misbehaving



For dVerse Poets quadrille night where the prompt is “Gasp”, and De is hosting. To participate or read go here.

Thursday Doors

That sign says 71 Murray ( that the building next to it), but it’s really 75 Murray.


“The James Bogardus Mansion is a piece of New York City history. Named after its builder, James Bogardus, the originator of cast-iron building design, the mansion was built in 1858 and has been beautifully restored and recast. The landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a perfect place to start your own family history. The stunning 5-story facility evokes a timeless elegance which recalls both Renaissance revival and quintessential New York architecture. …The beautifully restored cellar features original stone walls, 12-foot ceilings….”

For further reading on the building and a peek at the inside go here

I’m reading that there is a jazz club in the basement. I also read where it is closed.

Go here for further reading on the architect

This one is off Atlantic Ave. Love the architecture. Whenever I see one of these my imagination takes off.

For Thursday Doors over at No Facilities with Dan. To just look or participate go here.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.