ALLEY

By Elina Tasioula


ditched

in the alley

gimme them cigarettes

got 'em paid for


holla kid

mamma's on the phone

she licks the ashtrays

bathes with dirty towels


shiny?

no, that ain't the word

for what it was

gimme those peanuts


stalks

the whites with washed out wallets

glutted flesh starving bones

gimme that money


once

in the alley

it's a shrillin' light that is,

well, not for nothin'


gimme them cigarettes

got 'em paid for


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