Six Ladies

By Mark Staub, alumnus, Hudson Valley Center–Hartsdale Unit

February 8, 2013

Waiting for the bus on a
Long wooden bench
Six ladies, in their best shoes, set for a
Hard day in the big city
Oatmeal mush for breakfast?
Not today -
Toss ‘em six
Ice cream cones, good for
Six ladies going long in the hard city
Forget drooping stockings and
Varicose veins
Clasp on necklaces and pin on brooches
Leave the medicine on the nightstand at home
Sportin’ oversized shades
Six ladies going hard in the big city 
Who needs a taxi?
Walk through the park,
Bend over and dance with the bums in the alley
Bet your money on the three-card Monte
Swing those pocketbooks, tap those canes
And try on some La Perla upstairs at Harrod’s
Oooh, it’s a long day for six ladies in the big city

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