concrete pillow –

the vagrant’s time machine is broken.


smog-painted sunset

strobe-light stars


like home?     where’s home?


the air tastes like concepts of culture

systematic surrealism.

crowd covered in perfume

and passive-aggression.


agonizing patriotism and

blue lights for the rest of them.

Harlem sighs

Brooklyn sings.

New York is always screaming.

Aneka Brunssen

Aneka Brunssen is an author, poet and graduate student at the University of Bremen, Germany. Several of her poems have been published in different print and online journals. Some of her work can be found on her blog. Two of her poetry collections can also be purchased on Amazon.