Magazine June 03, 2019, Issue

Third Avenue

Subway station in New York City, 2014 (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Pushed by crowds against the glass
Of Alexander’s, where we stood
Man or robot — you had to guess
Whether he broke breath or not:
Meticulous in evening dress.
Eyes fixed as in a painted doll;
Hypnotically he cast his spell
Reflected in the trolley flash
Under thunder of the EL.

In This Issue

Against Socialism

Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

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Going Postal

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