Static Gates

hit my head
on the city
at night.

need to find
a home
and call it right.

what you don't
know about me
will fill the East River.

coffee at midnight
in Midtown
safe somewhere.

in another life
I was a building
about to be torn down.

flamingos find me
no matter what
and I am pink.

so stick me electric
in the static gates
and forget to forget me.

I walk up
when I wake up
in uptown nouns.

what you know
can only mean
one thing to me.

spray today
with turpentine 
and drink it to make your pee smell like roses.