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That's What You Write About — Give and Take - C & C Press - 2009

 

 


Give and Take

"You've got to take more than you give,"
says Johnny Longo in a taxi going to the fights.

He's got three bets on a Puerto Rican lightweight
who lays down in the third.

When we taxi back uptown, he rips up the program.
"Life's a bitch," he says. I nod and watch the streets

sliding backwards. "Know what's wrong with you?"
he says. "You think too much."

"You've got to give more than you take," I say.
"Yeah," he says, "that's what I mean."


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