1970

Klaus J. Gerken

had an apartment
not quite that
above a bakery
on bank street
in 1970
you had to climb
through the
kitchen window
to get in
and that was
the only window
it looked on a roof
dark as hell
and always filled
with people
hippies
draft dodgers
and the like
only it wasn’t
my apartment
i sorta
just moved in
i don’t think
anyone knew
who the
tenant was
but that was the
60’s and we
didn’t care
mattress
on the floor
and fridge
stocked with
booze
and the smell
of fresh
croissants
from below
heaven to a
20 year old
no regrets

kjg 118pm 16 apr 2015

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