I’ve never met anyone
but I did hang out with this bartender the other night,
and I think she might be all right.
Not so much.
But I stopped in her spot
just to say what’s up.
And because I was cold.
She said 25 has potential for feeling old
and New York is a constant grind
but if you just moved here don’t let that sit on your mind.
Go out in the Lower East Side
and find a bride
for the night.
Because tomorrow your pockets are going to be dry
and you’ll need a ride
back to Arkansas.
And she’s not going to be there, either.
But what do I know?
I’m just a guy pretending to be a rhino—
powerful, but gray.
Nick Davidson is a writer living in Williamsbarn. Image courtesty of Yair Leibovich.