Journey to the West

Two young Asian teens
Arms full of grocery bags
Cheng Mart
They’re really loaded
In the train
Among the dense crowd
They struggled with it
Chinese New Year
You know Mama
Sent them to the store
That she likes, far
Obedient kids or good boys or both
They went and are now
Sweating their way back
From Chinatown
To Line 9
Change at République

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Mickey and Daisy, a lose-lose situation

I was in a sorry bar in Orlando, Florida, drinking beers, minding my business. I was pounding on the drinks because I knew there’s no tomorrow. Then this guy next to me felt he needed to talk. I didn’t care.

He soon told me he was working for Mickey or the NBA or whatever.

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