new york takes care

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(featured in issue 1.1 of dirt, as well as Bowery Women)

and just when you thought the city didn’t care anymore there’s a woman
from Avenue C who came walking with her husband saw your life
sprawling out on the sidewalk after bingo on tuesday night
so she picked up the pieces
and remembered the $100 she never got back
and called you and said
it’s okay, i got you

step over the shattered shot bottle of vodka
and wonder what it all means when the
package gets there just in time
in the midst of your family falling to pieces
tossed out onto the sidewalk
till an angel of mercy comes from bingo
with her husband and wonders
what you doin’ there to begin with
while she hands you your life back
before you know it
just when you thought the city didn’t care anymore

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