A Nice Day

walking down 

always treacherous

especially when it rains

even more so when it snows

steps to the subway

but today the sky

blue and sunny

the sounds of the city


maybe too happy

notice the homeless man

sleeping under unfolded newspapers

the smell of piss and vomit

no effect

it feels like what a perfect day

should feel

women walk around

in weather appropriate attire

some men appreciate it

the birds




even the cabbies

take it easy

making their turns

into traffic

like everyone just wants to enjoy

this first nice day

of the year


Published by Bryan Aiello

Raised on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Bryan served in the Army, graduated from the University of South Florida and now calls Brooklyn home. For more of his fiction and updates on his podcasts, follow him on Twitter: @bryaiello and Reddit: /u/voyage_of_roadkill.

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