DIPPIN’ DOLLARS

America wants to be ballin’ In China, But China wants Yuans, So America wants its Dollars dipped In Amazonian gold. No mariposas, No particular flower, No naked family Living in the jungle Gonna stop The diggin’, the drillin’ Into nature’s lung, So America can be big ballin’ In China And not spend a single Yuan.

SLIP ‘n SLICE

Feeling the effects Of being unwillfully underslept Coupled with the Gut-punch Of losing your dearest friend, Tripled still With the trauma Of holding it all in Does wonders For a punk Who gets drunk On blind denial And unfounded confidence, Sipped From a chipped glass Of fading promises.

SALLOW MOON

Under the Umbra, The Proving Grounds Are freckled with bloodlets That shine like so many tears. Ain’t it something To behold? The Pride and Joy Of the endless Void Is born. We have fashioned tools Like The Brazen Bull, Designed to extract the unfaithful. Step up to the altar, My Father will judge If a […]

NEUROTOXIN

Precious blessing Sent from the heavens, Forbidden fruit Of secret government spending- Unspeakable relief At your discreet injection… I’ll bring you to the edge If you get into my head. Let’s be friends, please- We’ll blend with ease. I think we can even make ends meet.

*EPILOGUE*

The first time I ever had pomegranate, I was smoking a joint with you In your room, at 19. I was so ashamed to take the thing You were giving to me. I was so dizzy. So lost. New to the world. So green. Everything was fresh, and stretched On infinitely. Collecting rocks and sticks […]

SAP

Lately, The sap has been Too thick to drip. Instead, it sticks. So I rip it, scrape it off And it hurts. I spread it Over sour lips. And it hurts a Motherfucker.