Photo of Judson Tower, Washington Square Park by Howie Lisnoff.
Street Scene/Greenwich Village
You burst with unbridled confidence and unadorned beauty
Onto the 60s’ scene of Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park
Coming from work on Wall Street
To the heart of the counterculture
It was summer
You wore a white dress with a floating multicolored balloon motif
Everything was in motion
Your hair catching in radiance the shimmering sun near Judson Tower
This was your summer of the Russian novel
It could have been Anna Karenina or War and Peace or Crime and Punishment
Long, plodding works of much illumination
Did all of this happen in a single, fleeting moment in time?
Was there great hope and change?
Did we have such impeccable ideals?
And unbounded caring?