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Weaponized

By Sarah Ito

WEAPONIZED
(An Ode to Manhattan)

It has come time to mix and mingle
And socialize ...
Perhaps to shop, grab a coffee, visit friends ...


Lifehammer - Check
Pepper Spray - Check
Emergency first aid kit - Check
Multipurpose knife - Check
Smartphone - Check
Extra battery for smartphone - Check
Tactical flashlight - Check
Pocket radio with GPS - Check
Wad of cash in small bills - Check
Pocket card that says "I don't have any money" in fifteen languages - Check
Attorney's phone number - Check

Just another day in New York City ...
Priceless.






Article © Sarah Ito. All rights reserved.
Published on 2017-12-25
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
Cynthia Sharp
01/29/2018
06:32:18 PM
I love the power of a strong economy of words in the way the diction and rhythm of the piece create a vivid mood and setting.
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