Like aquarium fish the crowds go by
ambling along Nassau Street
aspiring scientists, emeriti
toddling along Nassau Street
juniors, grads, freshers scantly clad
striding along Nassau Street
laughing faces, thoughtful faces, dogs
trotting along Nassau Street
saris, jeans, dresses, sneakers, clogs
tromping along Nassau Street
flowing tresses, edge-ups, bald pates, dreads
drifting along Nassau Street
kids of every hue, like flower beds
wafting along Nassau Street
wobbling waddling strolling wandering
loafing loitering sauntering traipsing trudging
dawdling hoofing goofing fooling lazing
hanging out on Nassau Street.
while this silly scribbler sits and sips
spying upon Nassau Street.
Carrington is a poet, translator, and erstwhile mathematician who gardens, writes, and lives in Highland Park.