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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Winter writing thing

Based on Luke Prater's poem After Dark,
I wrote the following for the River Muse winter writing thing in January.


traffic sat nav midnight heat
bleeps the cell phone when she comes
tarmacadam manic street
god knows we don’t know who’s won

cold and lonely why oh why
chills not thrills bright neon lights
make up runs into his eye
secret urban fox at nights

snorting naughty cut cocaine
motorola masks the sound
from his chauffer driven brain
bumping thumping spinning round

home's where he should phone and be
brooklyn six nine five four three