It won’t happen here
Manhattan doesn’t change
It imposes and invites
Collects and rejects
Dialectically it’s always the same

You left me there
I left a bitter aftertaste
Sweet on the outside
My defenses stripped down
And abandoned out of habit

I took the subway at 4 am
Having nothing and nothing to lose
The biggest frights were ahead
I just didn’t know it then
Please don’t make me choose

Approximate rhymes for approximate times
Screw consistent structures