STATE OF UNION

Homeless Inspiration New Intoxication Mystic Meditation True Deviation Skeptical Divination Urgent Procrastination Confused Mediation Contentious Arbitration Vegetable Litigation Careless Jubilation Ruthless Abortion Free nation Personalized Disassociation Divided nation Acid Accusation Character Assassination Calloused Desperation Misunderstood Patriotism Falling nation Failing Ambition Everyone Hyphenation Failed Union ©workingclassproduction.com, 2014

ANATOMY OF DIVORCE

I wanted to She didn’t I did it anyways Now everything is in wreckage Picture frames knocked off walls The television kicked in All the mirrors broken Pictures in the sink burning She wanted to I didn’t She did it anyways Now everything is in wreckage Slapped face and a swollen lip Broken words that…

CARPENTER SONG

Listening to Charlie Pride And flipping through a Old worn book Of Bukowski Poetry Wondering at the irony And The Mystery Of God With a Righteous And Angry hangover Taking the Hammer From the Carpenter And Pounding His Own goddamned nails ©workingclassproduction.com, 2014

DEPRESSION

Broken. Weak. Defeated. Worthless. Cripple. I don’t think I can survive it again. I’ve grown too soft in all the wrong spots. I don’t think I got it in me to get strong enough again. I don’t have that much hurt left in me. The streets scare me these days everything scares me Meaningless Nothing…

CARTOONS

I was real young 6 maybe 7 Watching Hannah-Barbara cartoons It was after Thundar the Barbarian With his magical sun sword But before Captain Caveman Would come on You had the Super Friends All the DC heroes Right there On black and white TV I would mess With the rabbit ears And coat hanger Twist…

SOMETHING IN THE WAY

There is something in the way That I still miss the cold comfort Of your disdain of your ridicule Of the gentle caress of your raptor words There is something in the way That they cut right through to the quick Eager bloody beak pecking away the soul Devouring every last screaming morsel of my…

PROVOKE

Everyone wants Provocative Until they get Provoked. Once hurt feelings occur The social moral Hysterical Hypocrisy Inquisition Begins… Now the true dilemma Of provocation Begins it’s consumption To burn at the stake A free thought… Or to die daily In the bondage Of cowardice Till you’ve walked ten Miles in my skin You can’t begin…

HOMETOWN SPUN

Children Eyes hollowed out dark spots Absent of hope just hunger And The anger Smoldering Right there Beneath where The soul used to be Scraped raw Scarped raw and broken Like the bottom Of the dirty pipe scraped for one more hit of luck Mercy comes after the Learning of swinging lashing belts Fists full…