Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Alphabet City (Blogophilia 38.9)

Alley off Avenue A
Taking a break
As the El-Train slides toward Harlem

Apron is sagging
Blouse is dripping
Offal stench mixing with cigarettes

Whiff of the fish market
Clogged sewer in the river
Product of the wealth of our labor.

Cuts bound for the restaurant, the shops
Where patrons take elevators
Unknowing of the struggles of the butcher, the waiter.

This is life
In Alphabet City


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Pic Guesses: Alley (in blog), El-Train (in blog), left behind, underground, abandoned, divan, lonely,

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