ONE SHOT AT A TIME

Like ice cream trucks Singing songs out In some neighborhoods Here In my neighborhood We hear Nearby POLICE SHOOTING RANGE Shots ringing out M-16’s AR-15’s M-4’s MP-5s BRRRrrrap, BRRRRRrraaap BBBRRRAAAppp Popopopopopop Beretta Glock Smith & Wesson 5.56 9mm .40calibre .357 Magnum Sounds of freedom and safety Boom boom boom boom Everyday all day Just like…

CRUMBS ON THE CARPET

You see the craziest things in A run down dope den Human degradation Lost in the inhuman Magnification Of the throes of addiction Sometimes in the midst of the frenzy You see Moments of caring humanity Tainted with cruelty Crawling on the floor On all four Searching for the lost hope Of shaking hands dropping…

BLAME IT ON THE MOON

And there are nights Like this night Where I swear to Christ The wind is teasing Temptation again Subtle fingers through The strands of yesterday’s hair Sighing gentle breeze Through the broken limbs Of memory Let’s go crazy again Abandon to the primal Shed clothes and morality Rut in abandon as an animal And blame…