I'm a city boy, I like a triple-decker club
I like city things. with mayo at the diner,
Reading all day rain on my glasses,
on a rainy day, sirens, taxis splashing
smelling the metallic my cuffs, and bicyclists,
rain through the screen who stop for nothing & no one.
I like to miss I'm a city boy
my stop I like city things:
on the 6 train, half- little mayors and
on purpose, just to switch big diamond earrings
over at the next stop in the shop windows
and head back downtown. along Madison.
I'm a city boy, I think it's fine
who likes city things, that MSG's in Chinatown
saving the morning & on 33rd, but not at
paper to pretend Madison Square, and
it still came there's no more Herald
in the afternoon, in its Square (or anywhere)
checking the pitching or Times in its, or a Biltmore Clock
match-ups at a Biltmore or Penn Station
for the night's game at the Old Penn Sta.
at the new Sta. or even newest (old Farley PO)
I like the idea of a first - I'm a city boy,
kiss at The Met, surrounded I like city things,
by Pharaohs, Buddhas whether
gods, Greek & Roman; they're still there
an Atlas, holding up or not, whether I'm
his world with just there,
the lips. or, not.