Saturday, October 16, 2010

10/16/10 Walking 1st Ave., 88th St.-80th. St.

In Yorkville, the bars open early on Saturdays,
beckoning dark wombs in stasis call to
those who'd forget the life of day:
old men, and young-- mostly Irish,
in their workweek work clothes, still
dusty with the dust of the 2nd Avenue subway dig
(the "Sand Hogs", they call themselves),

and tonight, like every weekend night
the bars will shake off their dust
the staffs will rub Minwax into smooth worn wood
the girls will come in their leggings, & tube-
tops, and the frat boys in their button-
down untucked shirts will
play beer pong in the corner.

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