…because you’re going to fall in love quickly.
the lights, the energy, the possibilities, the diversity!
it will all be beautifully lovely. it will deeply awaken you.
& then the love will turn ruggedly real. it won’t be
all puppy dogs & ice cream cones all the time.
some days, you may actually hate to love this city.
& just as quickly as you’re fuming on harsh words & about
the butterflies will come back. you will laugh out loud & all by yourself
as you look up to see some only-in-new-york scenario. & it’s in that hope
of a moment & with a new shade of ray, that your love
will find deeper roots to parade itself on…