Eva Bourke
Boston Underground Haiku 


D unsized 223owntown Crossing rush hour,

a young black woman busker

plays her saxophone – Bach Invention No 3


Midnight, the slow movement

of the Moonshine Sonata

at Back Bay station


Park Street outbound train,

Love walked in, on the keyboard

stacks of blue CDs


35° in the shade, a boy

waiting for the Orange line hums

Sweet and Slow to sleeping twin babies


Dawn in Harvard Square station

on the escalators two drunks

sing Mack the Knife in harmony