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Random Poem:

$72.90
SirBoggy

Seventy-two dollars
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and ninety cents.
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That’s how much it cost
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for me to go by train
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from Hartford, Connecticut
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all the way down
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to Brooklyn, New York
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in two hours and twelve minutes.
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Seventy-two dollars
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and ninety cents
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was the going rate
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when it was decided upon
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the price of fare;
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however, I feel as though
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I’ve cheated the train company
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                        because for only
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seventy-two dollars
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and ninety cents:
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I got to laugh
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with a friend of the best quality;
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I got to discuss
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what makes us tick;
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I got to know
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the value of friendship as we walked
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and talked and looked at the color-blurred-
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through-camera-lens-eyes-Manhattan-skyline;
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I got to relinquish
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all my baggage in his tiny apartment home while
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held back liquor drenched tears that were evidently there
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and pain burdened words cluttered the miniscule room,
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                        which for
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seventy-two dollars
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and ninety cents
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felt slightly discombobulating but freeing
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to scatter all over his ultra neat
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for a passionate artist-painter tidy floor
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                        but by morning
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there were no worries of the mess
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we had made that night
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because we cleaned most of it up
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before we went to sleep
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and what we left seemed to evaporate
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with the morning sun
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long before we thought to wake up.
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I wonder if
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that was all figured in –
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was it all part of the cost –
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were the train companies aware
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that so much could be appreciated
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on just seventy-two dollars
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and ninety cents?
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