Sunday, February 16, 2014

Second story walk-up

Magpie 207

Universal Studios Lot, Instagram by sessepien 
 
 
77th Street & Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights.
Second floor walk up;
One hundred twenty-five
First of the month:
Mrs. Valverde
        Widow-- just business.
 
 
Last twenty-five cents lost
        in corner milk machine;
no milk to cry over.
 
Ragu spaghetti sauce
     and shells,
Peanut butter and bread
     from nurses residence.
 
 
Charles & Linda
    more impressed with homeless
                  Bums
Than famous sky-scrapers.
 
New baby,
     2nd job;
Astoria General,
     Flatbush General.
 
Shoot pool for beer money.
  "Carpet Baggers" --
"Valley of the Dolls."
 
No Jets, No Sharks nor Officer
      Krumpke.
 
Just life on a shoe string
  in a second story walk-up.
 


4 Comments:

Blogger Lee said...

And it is amazing how far that shoe string can stretch. :)

Good work!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

You didn't just kiss a girl named Maria?

4:22 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

Fabulous, Rel! I really liked taking those steps with you!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Robyn Lee said...

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. However, your words conjure up many pictures...fabulous. BTW...I'd take that apartment for $125!

7:18 PM  

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