For Subway Graffiti

by David Attwooll (1949-2016)

Marking the dark, electric identity
voices that trespass from aerosol cans

Marking the dark, a human hand dancing
on dangerous pages of tunnels and trains

Marking the dark, out from the margins
scratching grey light with a jitterbug wave

Marking the dark with neon-flecked taglines
cool cursive threads leading out of the cave