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1800 Chicago

2012, by Kelly Alexandra Hoff

"dark eyes at the bedside

"sugar, you don't belong here."

a small man solving big problems

a fantasy - he could take her from here

a small man solving big problems

always falls on deaf ears

always another late night call

said, "never could carry your own"

against another cinderblock wall

where one finds a telephone

metal on metal became

        metal on bone

                1800 Chicago

a flannel shirt - her man's best clothes

bottled water and Marlboro

the 24 diner glared

her back had turned to stone

metal on metal became

        metal on bone

               1800 Chicago

"Midrift - second door on the left."

"take the pills and get dressed."

"by the time I do, you better have left,

by the time I do, you better have left."

metal on metal became

               metal on bone

                      1800 Chicago

metal on metal became

                metal on bone

                         somewhere west of Chicago...

a small man solving big problems

a fantasy - he could take her from here

a small man solving big problems

"funny, thought I might find you here...""


- "1800 Chicago" (2012) by Kelly Alexandra Hoff

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