Thursday, December 17, 2009

Numbers


I feel like a number
Was a Bob Seeger song,
It insinuated
That being identified
As a number
Was somehow, wrong.
Taxi drivers are
Numbers.
I’m number 25.
I wanted
To be
Number 7
Because that’s the perfect number
Even though
It doesn’t always
Result in good.
Seven means
Completion.
I have
Seven children
And the angels
In the book
Of
Revelation
poured out
Seven vials
and
Seven bowls
For the
Seven churches.

So I chose
Number 25
Instead
Because
According to
Numerological reduction
It equals
Seven.

Number 43
Who used to be
Number 37
Asked me
If I heard
About
Number 49?

“No.”
I told him.

“He’s in the hospital.”
Number 43 said.
Number 56
Got a card
And number 12
Who used to be number 7
Will bring it to him
“you can sign it?”
He said..
Number 43 was worried
That drivers would hold it against number 49
Since he was A-cab’s top man.

A-cab
Was Yellow cab’s competition
When I came on board
In 2004.
They had a reputation
For being
The cab company
For the
Dark side
Even though
No Meth
Decals
Decorated
The hood’s
Of their sedans.
They were the
New York
Style
Billboards on wheels
That you see
In “Times Square”
With a Las Vegas
Drug dealing
Taxi driver’s reputation
But then
That’s what
Driver number 9 said.

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