Vampire in a Dirty City

by Shonali Bhowmik

I'm in the city and I'm living for me. I'm catching up with history. Is it dirtier here, or am I too clean? If he doesn't get you, then someone else will. If she doesn't stay, then someone else will. I'm a vampire in a dirty city, all dressed up and I feel pretty.


Shonali Bhowmik, author of Hawking Loogies, is the leader of the band Tigers and Monkeys ("Vampire in a Dirty City" is the first verse of one of her favorite songs), and a member of the comedy group The Variety Shac. She pays her bills working as a temporary attorney.