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Looking at Betty

My soul is loading 

Fear and loathing

Secure and soaking

Like a sponge

Art explosion

Culture flowing

Betty’s on the roof

Skipping through the halls

Betty’s in the windows

Betty’s on the walls

In murals and paintings

On the brownstones

As architecture and statues

My heads a bouncing

Spinning round and round

Tic Tac Toe – Tic tock explode

 

Brooklyn, Brooklyn

I keep running

Into bouncing Betty

Hand claps

Snap, snap, snap

Booby traps

Bouncing, Bouncing

I keep running

Into bouncing Betty

Brooklyn Betty!

 

I saw her on a picnic

On a long walk

Kick the can

Taking photos

Dancing on the sidewalk

Pick up sticks

Boys sit and stare

Listening to Slick Rick

Betty bounced and blew 

The fire hydrant burst

Water sprayed

One o one

Fair and height

Everyone ran!

 

Brooklyn, Brooklyn

I keep running

Into bouncing Betty

Hand claps

Snap, snap, snap

Booby traps

Bouncing, Bouncing

I keep running

Into bouncing Betty

Brooklyn Betty!

 

From street magic

To water towers

And Beauty, art’s flowers

Betty’s in it all

Two to six fixed

On asphalt

Throw down your hats

Bottle caps

Look out……skully!

Brooklyn Betty’s bouncing

A killer diller

You get close, she’ll explode

A cultural thriller

Bouncing her way to fame

And recognition

Double Dutch, jump rope 

Land mine full

Of street cred

Street games

Betty’s middle name

Bouncing, bouncing

Brooklyn Betty

 

Brooklyn, Brooklyn

I keep running

Into bouncing Betty

Hand claps

Snap, snap, snap

Booby traps

Bouncing, Bouncing

I keep running

Into bouncing Betty

Brooklyn Betty!

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