this neighborhood…

you want the light on…

no…

like sittin’ in the dark…

yes…

it’s not good for ya…wakin’ up in the middle of the night…just starin’ out windows…what’s out there…what you lookin’ at…

all of it…everything…same things…

like what…

old church…streetlights…corner where that boy got shot last summer…

snow’s done washed away that blood…

nobody else would…dried in the Sun all throughout the Fall…just dark black blobs of blood…

I know…I know…

lookin’ at slushy sidewalks…thinkin’ how cold and wet my feet get…walkin’ ’round this town…nobody shovels…just wait til it melts…and as soon as it melts we get hit ‘gain…some clipper from Canada…storm brewin’ out West…we get our share…

we do…we do…

look at these cars up on blocks…missin’ tires…stripped down…things haven’t moved in years…just sit there…linin’ up the alleyway…people steal and that’s that…you want somethin’ you better lock it away…but that ain’t no guarantee…

you could pray…

for what…dear God please keep an eye on my shit…that don’t make no sense…he’s got ‘nough on his plate without worryin’ ’bout this neighborhood…

I hear ya…I hear ya…

you asked what I’m lookin’ at…

yeah…

nothin’…just nothin’…

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