This store knows only robbers
Price tags fluctuate at whim
Whenever it benefits some higher system
I could never understand.
One day, these goods are dirt cheap
The next, a sum too tall to pay,
Someone should say
But they don’t, and they won’t,
The time is never right.
They drive by these blackened windows every night
Cruise past this boarded door in broad daylight.
Convince themselves the bullet holes are there for decoration
Swallow the lie in one gulp to chase down the hesitation
They know it.
I know it.
You know it.
Two cops walk into a bar
Slide a twenty under the table
Order a girl
Who isn’t able to speak.
That was supposed to be funny
Why is everyone staring, heads cocked to the side,
Smiles sliding off chairs shattering like an ass
Smashes into the floor
Down the corridor
You don’t want to go with me?
They see the same cars parked in the lot
Never moving, seems everyone forgot
Someone once lived here.
Must have moved away.
There was no obituary this week.
Did you check the news?
The picture is fuzzy
The sound is sizzling