Ryan Norman

Ryan Norman is a writer from New York living in the Hudson Valley. Inspired by the landscape, he writes what he feels. He enjoys climbing tall things and swimming in mountain lakes. His work has appeared in From Whispers to Roars, Elephants Never, Vamp Cat Magazine, 3 Moon Magazine, Twist in Time Magazine, Black Bough Poetry, Storgy Magazine and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter @RyanMGNorman.

GOD VISITED ME IN BALDWIN, NEW YORK by Ryan Norman

A sad poem picked me up at the train station. I missed my stop and he was annoyed that I wasn’t paying attention. It was my first time traveling alone. The day was long. I traveled two hours into Grand Central Station and had to get to Penn Station to catch the LIRR. This was before Waze and Google Maps. I was lost before I started, but there I was. Eighteen, standing in front of someone I met at college orientation. I melted in his eyes—already a puddle from five hours of train travel—making connections, walking in the summer subway…

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