I RECEIVED THE EVICTION NOTICE

I received the eviction notice
from the hotel yesterday
I wait for the sheriff to come
with his men and his guns
I pour a stiff round of martinis
for myself and whoever else
might drop in
for my eviction party
I am holding this afternoon

It is three o'clock
and there's no one here
Neither the sheriff
nor any of my friends from the bar
have bothered to stop by
I have drunk several martinis
in anticipation of the sheriff
with his men and his guns
I feel like I'm in a western
directed by Sergio Leone
or Karl Marx
or whoever might come first

I received the eviction notice
from the hotel yesterday
I have been told that
Edgar Alan Poe is soon to be evicted
I have been told that
Alan Ginsberg is soon to be evicted
I have been told that
the sun and the moon are soon to be evicted
I have been told that
all my my influences are soon to evicted
And yes, I have been told
that I am next in line to be evicted



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