Sordid

The sun can peel you like an orange
if you let it
standing out there on the lot all day
trying to send all the cars away
and bring them back on trades
you barely pay for.

Nicotine is delivering sensation
to help tune out the boring
gaps between people
we take for everything they have.
I don’t have anything though,
and if you do I would recommend
just shedding it for something
you can carry and they cannot
take away.

It’s easy to move money around
without a sound except scratching pens
that send it all back up to where
it came from in the first place.
I look out at the copies of the same light
since repeated from the first one,
and unpack how we have let them
all go out at once at quitting time,
when everything before you
is a sign.

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