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Tossing Quarters

Luis Enrique Jimenez Jr. 2000 (Los Angeles, California)

When my brother passed,
I said I would quit-
it was never a promise-
I could see through my shit.

I have nothing but time,
I could do it my way-
corner store to buy beers,
and toss quarters all day.

Here I get treated well-
where you found me before,
you have found me again,
and you'll find me once more.

But soon I will begin,
to finally leave this place-
my coins are falling flat,
I am losing your embrace.
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Submitted by ComposerLuis on July 15, 2020

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Luis Enrique Jimenez Jr.

Luis Enrique Jimenez Jr. is a composer, orchestrator, and trumpeter based out of Los Angeles, California. Being of Latin American decent, Luis is determined to use his Hispanic Heritage as an instrument to advocate for increased diversity and inclusion in the arts. more…

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