Journeyman

Milk bottles and nipples to suck,

sleep and eat and all the luck.

Hugs and kisses like loads of trucks;

Warm sponge bath and short awkward strut.

 

Summer time and school no more,

fool around and fight the bore;

Penniless days and bodies sore;

Cashless! but never poor.

 

Sex and drugs and malicious ink,

waking up drunk in your own stink;

Long crazy nights and fluorescent kink,

acid and raves and eating pink.

 

Wooden doors and plastered walls,

broken seats in bathroom stalls;

Drunken nights and bar brawls;

Window shopping in outlet malls.

 

Bitter and old and very grey,

lost battles in life’s lonely fray;

Homeless and hungry on the sidewalk stray,

asking for freedom with every pray-er

 

By: Viraj Belgaonkar

 

 

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