My Town

I am dank morning street corners
And the cadence of an all day drizzle
Sipping on whiskey shimmering rain
Once an earthy, astir bustling small bar
I’m now the Paxil popping parents
Laid up in million dollar suburban homes
A limping three stringed marionette
With one of its ashy torn frayed ropes
Dragging in vain awkwardly behind
I’m an erect middle finger to the puppeteer
In valleys full of folks sick of California
Doing their damnedest to make California here

I pride myself on my lush green forests
Then make a handsome king’s ransom
Cutting each and every one down
I create the demand, supply the supply
You can hear the bleeding sounds
of legalized heroin pulsing under my streets
One of my nick names is Track Town after all
I missed the memo that said sleeping outside
Wasn’t hip anymore and that flannels were done
After Cobain coaxed the explosive contents out
Of a nickel plated Remington 12 gauge shotgun
Rather than sell out, I’ve decided to develop away
Building condos pushing bourgeoise urban renewal
Killing my inner hippie is just business as usual

Published by subversopus

I am a loveable and squeezable poet and writer. I live in beautiful Oregon with my cat and boyfriend. I love long distance hiking and have completed the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail (2002, 2014) The Pacific Crest Trail (2012) and the Continental Divide Trail in (2013). Please check out my blog, and my poetry only blog, Cheers and have a kick ass day!!!

3 thoughts on “My Town

    1. I really enjoyed it!!! I purposely took the AP World Classics class in 12 grade, since I love discussing philosophies and great literary works of the classic writers. We had a section on dystopian novels and I have to say that was my favorite part of the class. How about you, did you enjoy HS English?

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      1. I wondered if you’d been an AP student. I’m not surprised. I did like it with one teacher, but not with another. I certainly love teaching it. My goal is always to get kids thinking for themselves and to stop depending on the Internet. It’s all about learning to logically defend a position. I want them to be independent, confident thinkers so no one can lead them on.

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