For what it's worth I've come to find that people and things ****** over make like lead pockets. Old business is just old business and yet the mouth stays sour, curdles at its ends like milk left out. I wash my hair and wash it again.
How do you **** a city? Not a short-change of ideas or institutions. A city. People, granite columns. Street lamps. Long lines of wooden benches. Car horns.
Bags and bags of bug-out gear: drop point knife; feather-stuffed bedroll; one dozen pouches, depositories. The **** is the escape.
The drop point.
Some thing in all of us wants a way out. It aches for freedom. Messy, nasty freedom, sweet as it is.
Portions of this poem borrow words from various episodes of the TV series Mad Men.