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City Slickers

October 8, 2013
By Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde


We emerge from the city one by one
the expected white trash, backstreet scum.

Tall black boots
and backbiting eyes.

A cold cash cling
a one night thing.

Never count your money
never close your eyes.

Walk away and don’t look back
leave the cards in clean cut stack.

A zip code smashed behind the chain
strutting down Sixth Street and Main.

Icy glare
a love affair.

Stars looking down to see our sin
a story in place to lock us in.

Still hard cement
sings our lament.

No one’s pretending that it’s right
our city never sleeps at night.



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