Jon Bennett

Rooster

The man evicted
from The Crosby Hotel
sits on the curb
surrounded by drug addicts
but with the patience
of a Buddhist neophyte
waiting for the gates to open

However, every morning at 5am
he explodes,
“I know it was you, Jennifer!”
he screams,
“Mail fraud, Jennifer!
Where are the checks, Jennifer!”

No one knows
who Jennifer is
but we’re all rooting for her
not him
with his crates of books
and crazy eyes
waking us
from our dreams.

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