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Erica in the Sun

 Jon Bennett
 Jon Bennett
Erica in the Sun
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Jon Bennett writes and plays music in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. You can find more of his work on Pandora, iTunes and more.
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Erica in the Sun
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The sunny side of O’Farrell St.
a fan in each window
but no one can afford AC
Erica sits on the sidewalk
painting her toenails
rustling through bags                       
handing torn dollars
to men with glass pipes
and taking her turn on them.
“Don’t call it crack!
That’s a government word. 
I smoke cocaine, my dear!”
Through crumbling teeth
and blistered lips
she speaks of foie gras
and litigation
though what she needs most
is a place to lie
when the sun
goes down.


  1 month ago
Great piece.

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