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Night Over Lower Manhattan

The paved beige stretched over, beneath
The careless sky, didn’t you see the street
Ran with cheap beer and perennial philosophy?

When that poor sod couldn’t even shuffle his way to work
Amid the signs and sights of this cold city

Nero’s circus wasn’t always round, and when it was there was far more blood.
I knew. I know. A thief in the night
—The uncarved Wall stands between me and the street—

He’s pocketing here and there, this and that, beast and birthright
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Night Over Lower Manhattan
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: greed,sky
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a nice write kind of poem. Thank you for sharing

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Kelly Kurt 26 April 2015

A wonderful poem, Ryan. Thanks for sharing

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