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In London every street has a name

(although it’s hard to tell)

And every train station has a train

usually within a minute at least


In London every store has underpaid workers

unless you’re in Westminster

And every cashier has the same shit-eating grin

because they’re in London, so who cares?


In London every palace has at least seven bedrooms

one for each day of the week

And every king or queen has distant family members

in every other European nation


In London every homeless stranger asks for money

but in the most polite way

And every empty plastic cup feels like a dagger

in my heart


In London all the bridges have names

some more exciting than others

And all the streams connect somehow

to the vast river in the center


In London all the bookshops store “Trainspotting”

because it’s everyone’s favorite novel

And all the people sit quietly

because they don’t want to bother anyone


In London all the pubs radiate outward

as everything around them comes alive

And all the drinks will amaze you

with how quickly they drag you down


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