Whereforto Ye Wanderers

Whereforto Ye Wanderers.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Class War


steal sem paper
drink sem coffee
watch the drain water fall,
write this.

these old men
through the window of the bakery on Cherokee
time is beating the shit out of them.
you can see it in their eyebrows
the way they turn and walking
look like time
is beating the shit out of them.

corner drug store
tall and 1/3 rotting.
cup-full of coffee
and handful o smoke.
Cherokee St.
St. Lou,
1/3 rotten.


a couple orders $150 ticket
busboys bring back the plate
full of half eaten steaks
half drank wine, gray goose vodka
and a poor man’s head on a platter.
I go back to washing dishes
sip cold folgers coffee
and am happy.

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