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Listen :: Generation X :: Ready Steady Go
Ready Steady Go
Sharon lied to her parents,
said she was sleeping over
the part about the show.
My mom drops us off
at the corner of Market
and River Streets.
I’ll be back to pick you girls up at midnight.
up at the sign HOTEL STERLING,
once a stopover
for movies stars–
apartments with a punk rock venue shoved
in the basement.
Your mom is so cool
letting us stay out ‘til midnight.
We walk past
into the light filtering
on to the sidewalk
through piles of flyers and posters.
wants to go in first.
I open the door
my eyes sting : harsh fluorescent light
off tarnished walls : stained linoleum.
We almost hear
or maybe it’s music.
My body relaxes : my heart beats faster.
You sure Joe’s gonna be here? Sharon asks.
He has to be, his band is playing.
We look at each other : unsure.
Whatever it is :
music : noise
we don’t have a ride