I'm driving a taxi
on a Sunday morning
at the Brooklyn end
of the Brooklyn Bridge
and another cabbie hollers
'Which way to the hospital? '
There is a woman
in his backseat
and she is screaming
and he looks so sorry
he's picked up this fare.
'I dunno, ' I shrug. 'Good luck.'
And he says, 'Good luck he says.
I'm sinking like a stone over here
and he says good luck.'
And off he rolls.
That baby is now 37 years old.
Maybe it o.d.'d 10 years ago.
Maybe it became a
Maybe it fought
Maybe it went down
with the towers.
Maybe it walked
ashen and ghostlike
while behind it
plumed the gray
of old Manhattan
blotting the sun.
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