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Cliff Fell

Feeding the Pigeons on Fremont Street

Falling out of the Golden Gate Casino
   with nothing to my name
   on Fremont’s pedestrian mall
   beneath its great vault of lasers and neon
I see them again
   the girls from the Russian doll stall
   and Dress Your Critter
   and the Buddha Ping Scent Centre –
all three of them feeding cookie crumbs
   to the pigeons that come
   and coo
and gather there
   as though to manicure
   their perfume-scented fingers.
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