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Round 1 New York won

Round 1: New York won! By Brett Somers Written 10-13-2018 Like a ghost in the shadows New York People and places and vaporware faces New York Experience of magnitude To have everything in the world Yet what at all? Transient position Always moving New York Cool spots, cool spaces Beautiful faces New York Astounding architecture Money and merchandise A workers paradise New York Does one settle? In New York Rent is rising Always compromising Who’s your friend in New York? Meetups galore Mr.’s and Mrs. and more But who’s there anymore? New York Does New York have an artist scene? When the arts are from out “there” but not in-between New music, new arts? Tourists are looking for the cover Buskers better try another New York The scene The scene Where is the scene? West Village you’re my beauty queen But is jazz your only thing? Trains oh, I’ve had enough Loved the no car deal But life in a subway Always waiting Dim lights, poor air Rats abating Are we friends New York? How I loved you and your sampler of samplings You grew on me but your shoes were too big You made me yes, I’m thankful Carved much of my lid The anonymity did allow me to find my LGBT me And to dabble in my artistry To your big globe shaker You shook me up and gave me more A break from California’s shore Fooled me once And many times more But I learned a few things How not to be a bore But your energy is surging An electrocution To my core So I did my best You hustled the rest And now we must part I’m hoping Austin’s more art But let’s you and me be friends I’ll be back again For your addictive allure That never ends You’ll be my show stopping tour And then you’ll finally venmo my pockets Like the rich grandparent I always hoped for I’ll forgive you for not embracing me Like the Hudson embraces its humidity I must admit you conquered me But I’ll be back I’m not finished with you yet And when I return It will be my turn to color the sky With such a sound as you’ve ever seen Embracing your lonely buildings And reviving your dream

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