Poem, Poetry

Tim Dwyer

As Different As We Are

The young inmates nearly trusted me-
their streets had been my streets
before they were born.

We knew late night joy
riding out back of the last subway car,
crossing the bridge into Brooklyn.

Approaching the tunnel,
we gazed at the uncertain promises
of the city’s countless lights.

Tim Dwyer is the author of Smithy Of Our Longings (Lapwing). His poems have recently appeared in Cyphers and Hold Open The Door, the Irish Poetry chair anthology, and forthcoming in Amethyst, Atrium, and The High Window. He moved recently from the U.S. and now lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland.