• Brass Spittoons

  • Langston Hughes

    Clean the spittoons, boy.

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  • Detroit,

  • Chicago,

  • Atlantic City,

  • Palm Beach.

  • Clean the spittoons.

  • The steam in hotel kitchens,

  • Langston Hughes

    And the smoke in hotel lobbies,

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  • And the slime in hotel spittoons:

  • Part of my life.

  • Hey, boy!

  • A nickel,

  • A dime,

  • Langston Hughes

    A dollar,

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  • Two dollars a day.

  • Hey, boy!

  • A nickel,

  • A dime,

  • A dollar,