Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien

The Port Authority


I Was Going Someplace

By Annmarie Lockhart

Inspiration Piece


tracking, like the railroad,

like the line of sight,

like the course

of action


expected and predictable


the only surprises

being the flat affect

of no twists and turns and

the sting of inflammatory

boredom that begs for the

salve of a change of direction


then, the appearance

of the sign, the sun,

the word, the right angle

to the parallel planes

pointing in a new direction,

a turnaround toward

tomorrow and the horizon

skewed by southern sunlight



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  1. Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm | #

    I could only expect the best from you two! Love it! Its so Jersey!

  2. Posted February 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm | #

    Love the flow of this and the ending stings niiiicely! You two work so well together!

  3. Posted February 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm | #

    There’s a parallel linearity to both pieces that works brilliantly, and that pop of yellow that catches the eye of both viewer and reader.

  4. Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:38 am | #

    Great colaboration!

  5. Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:34 am | #

    The photo is amazing. The poem is brilliant. It has a staccato feel to it, very like sporadic NYC traffic.