Scum

Down the drain at night
to sleep with my friends and muck, warm
while up above, the cut-throats, shysters
fight for glory, ego, corporate identity

Yes, I have jumped from multi-story windows


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U-Shaped Collection of Benches

So nice to have company
even if it's 30' away
both minding our own
One of us has lost their soul
Only temporarily, I'm sure


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Angel

He pulled up on his motorbike beside the bus stop
She let him talk, give her a cigarette, anything,
just so long as he'd get out of the way
when the bus came


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CountDown

and then like a catapult pee-ow!
slung-shot into the air, spinning
arcing like an Apollo rocket gone wrong
but not gone wrong



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