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Random Poem:

Asking Belinda
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Grand Central Station, NYC
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the animals look like me.
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Some are caged-
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        a slump-shouldered woman,
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        Ramones t-shirt and ink stretched skin,
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        pushes a pram with wailing child
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Others roam free-
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        a black man dancing to unheard music,
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        students slumped together, tired instruments on laps
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I sit still and watch,
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feet aching from one hundred blocks
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and being one in Time Square's two million,
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standing in line for: tickets
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                             information
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                             a goddamn restroom
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A young man,
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breathless and fashionable,
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greets a balding, overweight stereotype in a suit
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with an urgent kiss.
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No one has looked at the homeless Veteran for twenty minutes.
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One more ticking hour of clenched fist queuing
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and I am eyed wearily through golden bars
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by 'Belinda', uniformed and exhausted
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"Excuse me, which way to the zoo?" I ask
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-a slow blink, sticky clearing of the throat
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"You're already here", she says.
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