Dearest

Trees grow in Manhattan, too,
uphill of the Houston Street

fed side, the other’s
other Bridge

chain-link-scrawl
cargo rattling off echoes of

old payphone beats, cozy
gut punches,

unscripted, unseen
by the Drive: base court

revelations abjure little scum
slim fronted grunts,

initializing a dummied up descent,
cherrywood, cigar store

indigent canceled in
need to re-

remember that
tree grown in Manhattan, too.