Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lost Between the Lines

Between steel
and steel
and electric rail

Toothy Rat grumbles
like an old Jew

and kicks a crushed water bottle
and spits on a smoldering cigarette butt
and shoves aside Stephanie's
all smiles
and i's dotted with pink
love lost
between the Green and Orange lines

lost between the gravel and gum wrappers
and more human hair
than any human dares

and Toothy Rat stomps
his grimy foot

and Toothy Rat shakes
his gnarled paw

and Toothy Rat swears
in ratty words
so vile his whiskers smolder.

Then he hooks his naked tail
over his arm
like a walking cane

and sets his chin

and strides
from Clark station
to the theatre district.

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