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Scott Poole is a pharmacy technician whose poems have appeared in Dream International Quarterly, Poetry Motel, Musing, and Ebbing Tide.


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New York Women

by Scott Poole

    I never been to New York
    but I imagine all New York women
    have long hair, long hair
    they are always combing
    and the thick hair gets loose
    and crawls down the skyscrapers
    in the static of the afternoon,
    past the anxious,
    the arguments,
    and the reflections of angels
    sifting through rising souls.
    Falling over the faces of bums
    napping between
    hot dog carts
    and heating grates.
    Wondering,
    in dreams, if violins
    really do cry.