6. There’s A Poem Written For Port Authority Commuters

Located in the tunnel between Port Authority and Times Square, the Commuter’s Lament is a poem that embodies what a lot of people are thinking when they come and go from work. The poem reads:

“Overslept,
So tired.
If late,
Get fired.
Why bother?
Why the pain?
Just go home.
Do it again.”

The installment, that spans from the A/C/E trains to the 1/2/3/7 trains was created by Norman B. Colp in 1997 and cost the MTA $5,000. Despite the lamenting tone of the poem, it’s the perfect way for commuters to have a laugh at themselves before and after a hards day at work.