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In a city of dirt
Where a train
High up
Can darken a street
So black niggers
Can masturbate
In the shadows
Of dusty door fronts
With eyes wiggling
For stealing
I sit from my window
And watch
No symphony orchestra
Showers spirituality on me
Mine is a third rate movie
Reeking of urine.

Irwin R. Shaw - August 1st 1982