Now You Are, Now You Aren’t Caught in the Buffer

Down a dark and wayward concourse of Madison Square Garden at set break you see a red velvet curtain.
The floor leading there a zigzag pattern of black and white.

Coordinates appear on the inside of your arm.
In your pocket you find a map, very old and always current.
A man in the shadows points the direction but won’t follow you in.
Several paths through which to enter.

And like Lou said, “Watch out, the world’s behind you,”and it’s coming fast.

You approach the orb one step at a time, and after the second it happens:
Now you are, now you aren’t caught in the buffer…
Now you are, now you aren’t caught in the buffer…
A hand reaches for you from behind, pulls you back to your first side.

A night unlike the first two.
There’s fire where we’re going, that’s for sure.

(7/24/2017 – Riverside Park & Katz’s Delicatessen, Manhattan, New York)

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