magical as King Kong


if I lived in New York I would jump out a window

I wonder where Id hit

places Ive heard about but not seen?

Forty-Second Street

Fifth Avenue

Id lie in some tumbled down position

New York cops like on TV would be at work

rerouting people around me

around the scene

but the hardened citizens would hardly shrug

theyve seen poets do this before

genuine New York poets

theyve been there when the life was sucked out of whole buildings