Is This... A Metaphor?

Street hustlers,
Living a life to sniff a quick buick...
With a belief under the table transactions,
Beats a system returning them luck.
And less sweat to drip from corrupted heads,
Pushing them with a feeding of teases to keep them fed.

Like bees sucking up nectar to deliver to a hive,
Combed to honey.
With a doing to appease the 'queen',
Who then orders her workers to sting...
Whomever approaches 'her' nest with harm to bring.
And those bees hustling do just that.
With a doing to impress onlookers detached from facts.

'Is this a metaphor?
To prove we are all hustlers.
And a hustling we adore to be the ones pushed.
To allow the cushioning of someone's tush?

Is,
This...
A metaphor?
To prove we are all hustlers...
With a doing to provide,
Somebody else with an easy life...
To allow us to fly buzzed and jive day and night?

Street hustlers,
Living a life to sniff a quick buick...
With a belief under the table transactions,
Beats a system returning them luck.
And less sweat to drip from corrupted heads,
Pushing them with a feeding of teases to keep them fed.

Like bees sucking up nectar to deliver to a hive,
Combed to honey.
With a doing to appease the 'queen',
Who then orders her workers to sting...
Whomever approaches 'her' nest with harm to bring.

Is,
This...
A metaphor?
To prove we are all hustlers.
And a hustling we adore to be the ones pushed.
To allow the cushioning of someone's tush?

Is,
This...
A metaphor?
With a doing to appease the 'queen',
Who then orders her workers to sting...
Whomever approaches 'her' nest with harm to bring.

Is,
This...
A metaphor?
With a doing to provide,
Somebody else with an easy life...
To allow us to fly buzzed and jive day and night?

Is,
This...
A metaphor?
Is it?
And...
Does it come with benefits?

Is,
This...
A metaphor?
Is it?
Is it?
And...
Who pockets the profits?

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Backwards and forward this one's a ride....iip