Siren And Siren
my soul was black hanging on a graffitti fence
by Marshall Gass
down by the corner street
where crack and needles punctuated the alleyway
with no hope.
brother hid from brother
and sisters wore mini mini mini skirts
to draw the danger from the honking cars
into the pool of light cast by the one surviving
on a lamp post of desolation
he had slick hair and sharp notches
on his belt, danging chains
that reminded him of time inside
the dungeons where he gained
his qualifications in years behind
the bars of justice.
Out on the street, it was mayhem
a blue car siren-ed off into the distance
careened across the road
and vanished into upper class society
where they ate pink cakes and sipped herbal teas
as morning cleaned the streets of darkness
the sunshine grew the window sill
stacked with marijuana.
It was just another day to be alive.
© Marshall Gass. All rights reserved,11 days ago