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Acceptance Speech

I accept you, wild dirty scummy city
for all your pot holes crack pots beer bellies
and waterbugs.
For your spare tires wasted empty 
lots plastic bottles old
basketballs unused 
ironing boards and

Your busy streets shining lights and
rainy nights, rigid 
grid system that barely contains 
the chaos. 

I accept the warm wafts 
of air 
rushing up
through grates in the sidewalk

the cold snowy nights, and central park 
walks, horses and manholes, 
yellow cabs and basement
stairwells, thank you

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