The Neighbourhood

in the neighbourhood

In the neighbourhood

it’s not so good

people get hurt nearly every day

And even if you knew

who did it

you could never say

In the neighbourhood

it’s not so good

that’s where the body lay

Where his Mama cried

where others had died

And all the community could do

was pray

© Kait King, 2015

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Junkie Corner and Gangster Avenue

gangster ave

Who’s hanging where

and why are they hanging here?

Are they sucking up the light?

Or just too noisy in the night?

Have the neighbors had enough

Are the gangs a tad too tough?

Do they scare you with their masks

and their everyday drug tasks?

Standing on a corner street

a clusterfuck of hopeless

listening to some grind beat

you just need to smoke, pop, toke this

there is no other option

but for crap minimum wage

Nothing there that stops them

And lucky to reach old age

© Kait King, 2015