she worked the blocks between somewhat and very
(& why did you suspect that of her?)
because every story has a story
Just the facts ma’am
and bottled in bond whatever that means.
she had the soft face of a savage Gun shots
down the block East 3rd someone shooting
from the jazz bar’s roof at someone in the
street shooting back.
Closing time East Village.
Joey’s advice? Pretend not to care
till you don’t. There was one all-night diner
where when the weather sucked they all
flocked as witnesses
and suspects combined. She wouldn’t be there.