choirboys wish

29 Sep

choirboys wish they could eat like us

strawberries, pears, apples, and artichokes

beets, radishes, corn on the cob

fresh onions and hot meat

all mashed together

a fragrant mound upon the plate

but what can we do?

all I have to get around town

is a lightbulb in my shoe

choirboys think we got it made good

they savor all our stolen goods

and speak in secret of wicked, nasty things

the choirboys don’t know us that well

in fact, we have never met

lies and innuendo multiply at the multiplex

the choirboys watch versions of us

upon their little screens

the choirboys wish they could eat like us

dress like us

live like us

if they can’t be like us

they may have to condemn us

and take all the lightbulbs

from our shoes

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