bus people

bus people are
the potholes of our
great society

smokin’ their rolled cigarettes
smokin’ em down
to their burnt yellow-stained finger and thumbtips
then rollin’ another one
with those same stained fingers
throwin the used butts
into the sidewalk gutters
without regard for
the men in suits, ties, and
other garbage garb

breath in need of listerine and baking soda
kind of people
missin’ teeth people
rottin’ gums kind of people

no showertakin’
smelly bastards and bitches
dirty gerbil cage smellin’
kind of people

old underwear wearin’
kind of people
underwear that’s been
pissed in
in a seven years war
against hygiene

kids screamin’
kind of people
they be screamin back
at their kids
kind of people
cycles goin’ round n round
on the rusted out
merry-go round

singin’ to jesus people
people lookin’ for hope, redemption
a second chance
okay…a third, fourth, or
fifth chance
goin’ back to their lord
to beseech him
for that sixth chance
at peace in their lives
only to be forsaken
on the seventh day

high on somethin’
kind of people
not on life
kind of people

l-s-e-s people.
lower socioeconomic status
kind of people
how ‘bout
lower econo-social status?
that’d make 'em
l-e-s-s than people

of course that’s how many people
view ‘em
less than people

take a ride on the bus sometime
you might just meet
some of them
you might just meet


September 26, 2011


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