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stand clear of the closing doors

Poetry in Motion Is Coming Back to the Subway

Subway Platform

Why did it leave?
Did the MTA not believe
That riders were reading?
Did they not hear the pleading?
Now, eight poems a year
That much is clear
Will brighten your ride
When you turn your head aside
They'll be well done
Unlike this one.

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Photo: Spencer Platt/2003 Getty Images