Swift carrion of a day
And water tower stories
"There was one just like that next to the house"
"I want to live in a water tower." I said
"I'll put windows in."
"Do what you want." she said
As she drew
Her grandfathers painting in the Whitney
Was there in a photograph
The only one I looked at
And mercury was calling
"Come out in the heat"
"We'll walk the highline but don't
Give money to the panhandlers."
We went to the gypsy cafe
She was 95 and she had the waffles
They looked good
Somehow her American Express card
Mercury hadn't touched it
We searched the underground parking lot
The old greek attendant smiled and
Told me to put out my cigarette
"Yes, yes I will!"
We left the store
I bought a pin