My patron knows a guy who knows a guy
who’s prrretttty well connected. No names. Okay?
Let me drop the magic word. Whatever you need,
he can line it up. The man makes miracles happen
with short phone calls. Here’s his card. Show it
to open doors or make those pesky traffic tickets
roll off the system. Big J. C. worked hard to build
that pull. He’s too much the mensch to overlook
an old neighborhood friend who needs a break,
a hand from above the surface. Grab my wrist,
he says, hop up. Let’s find you a spot inside
the machine that produces machines.
Big Johnny Chicago