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Lyrical 'Subway Love' Video Finds 'Tragedy' In Missed Connections

By Heidi Patalano | July 29, 2015 8:42am

It's hot outside and the subway platforms are even hotter. But one poet recently made a video asking New Yorkers to bring a different kind of heat to their commute.

A video posted by Max Stossel of the website Words That Move shows a man and a woman at the West Fourth Street subway station eagerly waiting for the train.

In a voice over, the poet asks us to consider the possibility that we're so distracted by the train's imminent arrival that we miss opportunities to meet our soulmate on the subway platform. The couple then dances through the subway station because, we presume, this is what happy people in love want to do.

Here's an excerpt of the poem in the video:

“What we don’t see is the tragedy at play,
As the love of each of our lives is standing just an arm’s length away.
We won’t notice today.
We see our soulmate as in the way
Of the beam of light we hope will display,
Indicating that our train is not 6 but 5 seconds away."

Barf, you guys. This video is a lie.