after Adrienne Rich
On Wednesdays I take the train past Yankee Stadium,
to a place where it is never a given that I speak the language,
to a place where graffiti covers the mural they painted to hide
the graffiti, to a place where the children call me Miss Miss
Leigh Stein is the author of Dispatch from the Future (Melville House, 2012). She teaches poetry in the New York City public schools, and lives in Brooklyn.