According to my records, a took this photo four years ago today, on January 25, 2013, so it only makes sense to finally post it on the anniversary right?
The poem is "Voyager" by Mary Ruefle:
I have become an orchid
washed in on the salt white beach.
what can I make of it now
that might please you ---
this life, already wasted
and still strewn with
Visit the MTA Poetry in Motion page here.
Bios of the poet and the artist whose work in the subway that serves as the backdrop for the poem above, which was one of four released in 2013, appears on the site here. You can also click on the Poetry in Motion tag at the bottom of the post to see prior BillyBlog posts about the series.