Jumped a white-knuckle jitney through the tunnel of lerv
Spewed where neon duels with dawn--the balls, the gall, the nerve!
Gave Kramden's ass a squeeze, one "to the moon" before I dashed
Grabbing tabloids, jazzed to see what star, or plane, or market crashed
Slurping down each sluice of sunrise spilling toward me as I ran
Smeared my greedy mouth with juices from the street's jackhammer jam
How I'm starving, how I missed you ----
Manhattan, here I am!