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by Nevada Kerr

There's nothing here but weeds and waste
A wilderness of cruel disgrace
The forgotten unforgiven comb
Through arrowheads and desert tombs

Night and day, unskilled, untaught
The wage slave wretched wilt and rot
Rendered useless and barely human
Crack whores shack up with jailbird vermin

Cavalier gangster teens cooly double dare
Overburdened virgins pretending not to care
In this blighted village of criminal careers
Drunkards spy the future shadowing despair

They stagger and reel straining refrains
Under the light of a perilous moon
As the winds sweep through arid plains
Awaiting the rains of a mad monsoon

Written by © Raven Drake
July 9, 2006.

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Created: July 2006 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 12/7/06