Barfly

3rd and 20th

2 AM
3rd Avenue Madness
City that never sleeps is
wide awake and roaring

Pressed tin ceiling
brass and wood and neon buzz
Mets on the tube above the bar

Friends at the bar
billiards and beers
patio on the
20th St side

I am home
with these friends
at this place
on 3rd Avenue

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17 comments
  1. The poem certainly brings the title to life….love them both.

    • Nice! Thanks!

  2. I know that street corner. Awesome verse, B. Very evocative.

    • Jenn at the bar is a friend of mine. ;) I’m there every time I’m in town.

  3. a gripping life said:

    Nice. Home away from home. Where everybody knows your name… Oh wait, that’s Cheers.

    • Harrr! *grin*

  4. Home.
    Friends.
    Nice….

    • It’s a great place to be. ;)

  5. I used to be a HUGE barfly so I appreciate this — makes me homesick.

    • Glad I could take you back to the good stuff, friend.

  6. and to think there was a point in my life where I looked forward to an event like that. Now its exhausting to even think about it. Great poetry! it wore me out…lol

    • Hah! Yeah, I’m pretty boring now too.

      Great to have you here!

  7. unfetteredbs said:

    Pressed tin ceiling
    brass and wood and neon buzz
    Mets on the tube above the bar

    You made me feel like I was sitting there with you.. nice!

    • !!!!!!! Happy Dance !!!!!!

      • unfetteredbs said:

        happy face

  8. I like the way you used the not too much available light.
    robert

    • Thanks a lot! I appreciate the thought, and your stopping by.

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