As in, don’t fight it
Live it
Okay, so you’re awake at 4am
Get up
Make coffee
Listen to the silence
Feel alone in the darkness
Percolating darkness
Fuck exercise
Make pesto
Make love
Ride the Bike Share
Walk the abandoned streets
The Highline
No traffic
No people
Absolutely none
Well, some bums
Some garbage
Certainly garbage
People who’ve been up all night
On their walks of shame home
Watch the farmers unload their trucks
The sky turn pink
Or, a Mad Men marathon
Bloodies at L’Express
The world is a different place
Invert it
Turn it upside down
Embrace it

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