52nd street
i look at imprints of words i wrote before
and listen to addicts howl with laughter
amid the din i find a momentary purpose
to tell the stories of crackheads and whores
to find the beauty of the two-bit hustler
and the welfare queen
soon the echoes of the day absorb me
and i am faced with the knowledge
that there is no rhyme or reason
i surrender to today letting
tomorrow tumble through time

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John_Drydin   John_Drydin wrote
on 8/12/2011 12:40:17 PM
I like the idea of finding beauty in what appears to be ugly. the stream of consciouness style seem to really fit what you have to say. i like it

sagitta   sagitta wrote
on 8/10/2011 5:31:41 AM
Read. I like it. Very Nice....

Starlingpoet   Starlingpoet wrote
on 8/9/2011 2:00:17 AM
Very powerful writing! I really like your writing style, my favorite lines are #1 #3 #10 #11. Great poem - thanks for sharing!

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words float round my head like fireflies:brief and magnificent...
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