Of all the public places, dear
to make a scene, I’ve chosen here.
 
Of all the doorways in the world
to choose to sleep, I’ve chosen yours.
I’m on the street, under the stars.
 
For coppers I can dance or sing.
For silver-swallow swords, eat fire.
For gold-escape from locks and chains.
 
It’s not as if I’m holding out
for frankincense or myrrh, just change.
 
You give me tea. That’s big of you.
I’m on my knees. I beg of you.

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