Paying Homage to Lou Reed

Remember those years in that tiny walk up
You were writing erotica hoping to get discovered
I was working on my doctorate in sin†
Doing night work at that porn theater in Times Square†
That was dingy NYC†
Long before organic†
When Holly was working the Lincoln Tunnel entrance†
You could get a quick suck for five bucks†
Nobody cared if she had too many teeth†
or if she was really a she†
Life was less complicated back then†
Holly bought mouthwash in industrial quantities†
Hygiene on the fly still important†
A woman still needs some dignity†

If any money was left over at the end of the month†
We went to the Scorpio bar on 14th between B and C†
No hipsters back then†
Just real people in dollar store clothes ††
Happy for a few snorts and a couple of rot gut chasers†

There's no happy ending ††
Continuance is all you get†
It was a soiled life ††
We got older and then got real jobs ††
Then we got better clothes ††
The mac and cheese life rolled over†
Looking back it was romantic in a dime store way†

We laughed at our poverty†
Grateful to have had the moment†
A love affair in sordid NYC†
We didn't overdose†
That was good†
Written by PoetSpeak
Author's Note
I was a big Lou Reed fan. I listened so much after awhile I started to write the lyrics without the music. This is a repost from my lost poems ....
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