City Witty

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda


“You see those?”

“I sure do.”

“Well, that’s where they’d come through.”

“Don’t think I believe you.”

“Well then, just wait and see.”

“Until when would that be?”

“Sometimes ‘tween two and three.”

“What? Are you kidding me!?”


“It’s the city, my friend

And this is not West End …

Alligators won’t poke their head

Till the green light’s delayed.

Sure, they value the park,

The reservoir in the dark,

And the nice scratchy spark

From a bit of tree bark …

But you’d agree it is best

To let most traffic rest

‘Fore you poke scaly breasts

Onto Central Park West.”




For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers  –  Thanks for picking my photo of my ‘hood’!

And for those who want more … about this snippet of lore about Alligators living in the tunnels underneath the city … click on the ‘gator below …

25 thoughts on “City Witty

  1. I’ve always believed the alligators in New York sewers are actually alien invaders from a reptilian planet. They weren’t visible in the moon walk film, which just proves they’re covering it all up

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  2. Hilarious good fun! 💚 🐊💚

    Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D.

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  3. Hahaha! Great wit and wisdom from The City that Never Sleeps, Na’ama. Fun read.

    *this might have already gotten posted, but I wrote it again because of the “strange disturbance in the force.”

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  4. Na’ama Y’karah,

    ‘Twould seem the alligator allegations have been blown out of proportion. If the pipes call to me, I won’t heed. The last thing I want to meet unchaperoned is a scaly green monster no matter how delayed. 😉 Good one. Thanks for the link.



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    • Ha, yeah, they’ve been hiding in the gutter and they make good people sputter … 😉
      I’ve met enough monsters unchaperoned and I’m very much delighted to stay above ground, where I’m sighted .. 😉
      Here’s to rhyme time!

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