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November 16, 2003

in a city of growing iniquity
i sat still as steel
watched a european virtuoso
saw in half a violin

pinstripe on my shoulders
gold leaf on the walls
sugar in the mouth
metal and velvet held open doors

unmade bed a prison for the light
sweat a while
style a while
regret a while ejaculate

hummed my life in thirty seconds
ate the night and raped the dawn
looked up phone numbers
felt the cold shivered took a taxi home

electricity in plastics
leather belts will seep your might
touch the water taste the water
close your eyes warm warmer hotter

lie and sigh and mutter memories
destitute renounce the morning
have a drink a work a wink
say your line and walk off

proud satisfied unrhymed