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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NEW YORK... WHEN IT SPITS...




Some misshapen thing w/a mean tattoo
Some chic, urban island of random cool
Some street corner cat steady screaming: “REVOLUTION!”
Some mythic steely smile, w/ its front teeth missing...

Some blues-chick blonde diggin’ on black sounds...
Some den of poor poets all tryna be profound...
Some Jeep's street banger w/ a hip-hop fury.
Some downbeat varicose bluecity alley.

Some screaming people howling how their lives are so shitty.
Some shafts of pink neon painting everybody... pretty.

Some east village hipster decked in all black drag...
Some tripped-out tranny, keeps vogueing all fab
Some ditzy debutante on the cover of a mag...
Some pissed-off black man who can’t hail a cab.

Some carefree limousine flying down Fifth Ave...
Some subway atrocity, but what else is new?
Some Wall Street slick thief finally paying his dues...
Some poor soul in winter, cries, devoid of any shoes.

Some glossy picture postcard you had as a kid...
Some whore's fishnets, revealing everything she did.
Some terrible sickness that's left unchecked...
Some two-bit priest w/ a Messiah Complex.

Some bleeding fist swingin in some ig’nit beatdown
Some new minority w/ his face on the ground...
Some canyon full of sirens, w/ not a single cop around
Some scream that gets drowned by the constant citysound...

Some black poet cat that keeps taking steady notes
‘Bout a tribe of soulless eyes… devoid of any hope.
We joke, we smoke, we sip on our Snapple
While choking on the core of what’s called:
“The Big Apple.”



One.




copyright © 2010 by L.M. Ross

10 comments:

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Man you nailed the New York I remember!

Felicia Monique said...

Oh how I love New York! Great imagery and tone in this piece, and it's all true!

Mizrepresent said...

Awe man, this did it for me, the painted images, the desperation...u do it all so well. Another great piece that i will enjoy forever!

Lovebabz said...

Ahhh you Nu Yawkers! Always on the cutting edge of edgy, hip, urban.

I am, my dear, in need of a love missive...a restorative and uplifting gathering of words for my heart. YES! I am making a personal request of you. I swear I won't make it a habit :)

Take your time and pen something I can hang my heart and soul on.

Thank you kindly. (I swear I won't ask again for another millenium or so)

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Fiyah, Lin!

New Yo'k, New Yo'k big city of dreams!

Jason said...

As a native Brooklynite I gotta say you nailed it. Dope!

Daij said...

you are such a good writer!

nachalooman said...

New York, New York, big city of dreams!!
I love it. One day, one day I will get there and see the whole thing for myself!!

Love from the Westsiiiiide!
please smile ;-)

Anna Renee

Chet said...

New York New York they had to name it twice. You captured the spirit of New York in words. This piece is a work of art. Thanks for the memories of one of my favorite cities.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

wow...you made NY fly by like one of those cabs...amazing feel and even smell to this!