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The fruit-seller of 16th street
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the produce sour,
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the jobless man goes mad:
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   “we attempted to sleep…
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            benadryl and beer.
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            cigarettes and beer.
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                      against her breast...”
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      a pigeon is there too, circling,
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                       but it is cold.
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                 no women at all.
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            starving there.
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         “& ‘not enough water.
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            it just doesn't rain...’
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                  sorrows beget sorrows--
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                     my woman was gone,”
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                     some recognition,
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drinks another beer.
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“long black stockings.
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              (to the pigeon) let me alone!
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                     leaving this all will be easier.”
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      sitting on the ground:
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         oranges, apples, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers.
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03/07/07

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