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I'm looking for any insight on the poem "Walking to Work" (1952) by Frank O'Hara. I feel like the meanings are just escaping me, and I can't find any analysis on the Internet to support/challenge my ideas. Here is the poem in full.

It's going to be the sunny side
from now
         on. Get out, all of you.

This is my traffic over the night
and how
        should I range my pride

each oceanic morning like a cutter
if I
     confuse the dark world is round
round who
          in my eyes at morning saves

nothing from nobody? I'm becoming
the street.
            Who are you in love with?
me?
    Straight against the light I cross.
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  • The medial line breaks seem to be a visual representation of crossing the street. – Gareth Rees Nov 27 '20 at 18:33
  • Gareth, I agree. Do you have any ideas for what the middle section of the poem means? From "This is my traffic" until "nothing from nobody"? – ribenafan55 Nov 27 '20 at 18:43

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