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COMMON ENEMY

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Jimmy Armstrong’s saloon

was really cool

they had some

good beer on tap

they rotate

to keep good variety

 

It was also a homey pub

in Hell’s Kitchen

and I enjoyed it

 

some French tourists

came into the bar

I was talking with them

and recommending beers

for them to try

 

maybe they were subdued

because of their status

as tourists but

they weren’t stereotypes

 

they were amicable

and shockingly enough

 even polite

 

and I pointed out to them

“I’m half Irish

so we have common ground:

None of us like the British.”

 

And we all chuckled

It’s always pleasant

to get a good laugh

at someone else’s expense

 

10-15-95

 

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