Harvey Shapiro

(1924 - 2013)

New York Notes - Poem by Harvey Shapiro

1.

Caught on a side street
in heavy traffic, I said
to the cabbie, I should
have walked. He replied,
I should have been a doctor.


2.

When can I get on the 11:33
I ask the guy in the information booth
at the Atlantic Avenue Station.
When they open the doors, he says.
I am home among my people.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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