The Lizard

I’m talking to a lizard

Who dont know what she is

She thinks that she’s a wizard

Because of her relatives

The Earth is flat she says to me

And it’s gonna end next week

You’ll be struck dead over by that tree

There goes your lucky streak

Her friends come walking over

Here’s the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Einstein runs for cover

They all think he’s to blame

Now they’re busy hanging Darwin

Cain and Abel pull the rope

It’s Ezra Pound’s last bargain

T. S. Eliot’s smoking dope

They take away my codeine

And tell me i’m gonna hang

For being an old dope fiend

Before the church bells rang

I just did get away in time

With the help of Stagger Lee

Got my ticket and i’m line

The Titanic sails at three

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Face

In the long summer morning

I will come for you

So that you will see in the silvered light

What you thought forever gone

Is it sunlight is it shadow?

Or just dappled light through the bracken?

You will see a face

A baby’s face

It will be my face

It will be

The face of death

I am addressing you

And you will understand

This House

Snakes in the attic

Rats down below

My mind’s erratic

When the insects show

 

They get on my face

They get in my eyes

They want this place

To tell its lies

 

The walls are sweating

The draperies alive

This house is not forgetting

That here i cant survive

 

I wake up in a trash can

Cant live here any more

And i stumble across the grass

On my way to the liquor store

Immigrant

Orange hair in a white house

I’m afraid to go outside

The cat just killed Mickey Mouse

There’s nowhere left to hide

 

Life’s hard in the midwest

Your neighbors turn you in

Like being under house arrest

Beginning of the end

 

They revoked my passport

My green card blew away

I cant go to the airport

Or even the driveway

 

But the ICE trucks are coming

They’ll be going door to door

In the back yard i start running

Cant come back here anymore

 

To Syria i’ll have to go

A place i’ve never been

They’re full up at Guantanamo

And then it all starts again