Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alley Violinist

Alley Violinist 
by Robert Lax

If you were an alley violinist

and they threw you money
from three windows

and the first note contained
a nickel and said:
when you play, we dance and
sing, signed
a very poor family

and the second one contained
a dime and said:
I like your playing very much,
signed
a sick old lady

and the last one contained
a dollar and said:
beat it.

would you:
stand there and play?

beat it?

walk away playing your fiddle?

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