Being a so-called citizen here
The old movie comes to mind:
‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’
The best soul-stealing movie of all time
I live in NH yet not quite converted
There’s so many potholes to be averted!
You’ll look like a drunk navigating this Hell
For all of your efforts I have a story to tell
Driving with courtesy long ago was the rule
It’s now the exception like staying in school
A yellow light means haul ass or wait Ten
More minutes that is, ’til it’s your turn again
Just read our newspaper for a one-sided crime
Slamming one of their scapegoats every time
What about the landlords who’ll suck dry your veins
Cause this is a college town with out-of-state gains?
Live free or DIE—our State license plate claims
While pedestrian zombies are dragging their chains
Step right out in front of you cause they’re already dead!
Totally pointless thinking they’ll get ahead
Or they’re in a pick-up truck designed like a tank
Squeezing their big butts through a lane at the bank
Oh yeah speaking of waiting to see someone
Try the Emergency Room if you want to have fun
For hours on end you can gag into the air
Cause you’re considered a fake for being there!
With these kind of people you’re better off alone
They won’t help you up much less toss you a bone
But there they are dressed up on a Sunday!
Then toting their guns come Glorious Monday
They cut you off and hiss at your presence
Look straight beyond the laboring peasants
You’ll need antidepressants and sedatives to assist
Cause you’ll get so disgusted and royally pissed
I could keep writing about all the Absurd
But you can ask any one of us who goes unheard.
Ciera S. Louise c. March 07, 2005