New York Euphoria

Diana Raab

Something strikes me
about my recent visit to New York,
perhaps the abundance of taxis,
strolling spirited business people
wired into music shutting them off
from city sounds which have
woken me for the past five nights
relentless rolling ambulances,
and sirens taking people to their final
resting place, and sheer absences
of green patches of oxygen.

How does your soul survive such
cold concrete corruptions
and what happens with its removal?


Diana Raab , MFA, PhD, is a poet, memoirist, blogger, speaker, and award-winning author of nine books, and over 1000 articles and poems. She frequently speaks on writing or healing and transformation.
She blogs for Psychology Today, PsychCentral, Wisdom Daily, and Thrive Global.She’s editor of two anthologies: Writers and Their Notebooks and Writers on the Edge and two memoirs, and four poetry collections, including her most recent,Lust. Her latest books are Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, and Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal. Visit her at:

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