Chances Are You’ll Want to Come to NYCity

Chances Are You’ll Want to Come to NYCity

by Patricia Crandall.

In 1958

Her streets were paved

in yellow brick

leading to Fifth Avenue

and 42nd Street.

You might have seen

a zealous couple

dance-walking towards

Broadway’s winking lights.

You might have heard jazz

eking out of the Metropole;

Ahmad Jamal

polishing white keys

with rhythmical fingers.

Small armies of white hats

took leave then

from hulks of ships.

Bell-bottom trousers flapped

in the glittering glass town

past steel palaces

exerting attraction on


high-heeled shoes and

saucy red lips,

interchanging magnetic pick-ups.


foreign invasion and

a caravan of chic boutiques

marketing on the upper east side,

symbolize the best and

worst of New York.

Yet, bright young thing,

Chances are you will want to come to New York City.


PATRICIA CRANDALL has three books in print: a thriller, THE DOG MEN, a historical volume, MELROSE: THEN AND NOW, and a poetry book, I PASSED THIS WAY. She is currently working on an adventure/thriller novel and a book of bottle mining adventures. She lives with her husband on a lake in the Grafton Mountains in upstate New York.  Contact  Website

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