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He Took a Cab

By Mather Schneider

A cabby got shot last night.
Another cabby found him.

He was already dead.
It was over where Geronimo

hits Main, between Larry’s Hardware
and El Corral, thirty

feet from his cab. Our guess:
fare refused to pay

and fled; cabby pursued.
You know the hope

in your life is the same
as your hesitation

before you stand up
to chase a man

down a dark alley,
for fourteen dollars.

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