People of the Lower East Side

Written by: Matthew Anish

Hasidim, Chinese, Spanish
Many residents of the area 
    fall into these categories
The streets are alive with memories
of pushcarts, peddlers, politics 
The people of the Lower East Side today 
revel in their history 
   You can get a great bialy, great egrolls, or
"arroz con pollo" in the area
Men sit out on benches playing dominoes 
Children run happily under fountains
Scholars study in the House of Sages
When darkness covers the area,
lovers kiss under the streetlamps
As I head to my home on the Lower East Side
I feel touched by the magic 
that has made this area famous