In NYC

This isn’t gonna work
if you keep going the way you are.
You’ve been in town
long enough to learn a thing or two.
Take it to heart.
Take it to task.
Take is to the bank:
You’re in New York. Talk faster.

You’re here
in the city that never sleeps
which doesn’t mean we have time
for you to pause between every fucking syllable
like you have to think before you speak.
That is not what this town is for.
You need to race your words
to the finish line
hoping that the sentence doesn’t beat your brain
to completion.

Speed it up.
Say it quick
and loud
and profanely.

This is how we do it in New York
which is where you are
so while you’re here,
will
you
please
pick
It
UP?

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