Suburbs (kids were supposed to be)

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So this is the prelude to the half-summer I spent in the body cast – had a serious injury on the solstice. You know, it probably should have slowed on down all the drugs I was taking, but, like all lessons, it didn’t take that fast. We were drunk teenagers, spreading rumours and dropping uppers – our parent’s albums screaming “turn it up!” We were smoking full-time; hadn’t yet caught the cough. Up all night dancing at the top of our lungs.

When I was a poor boy living in the suburbs, chasing down the women living in the suburbs, I had nothing for them.
(I just thought that’s the way kids were supposed to be.)

We were bombing hills on BMX – look ma no hands! I was pigeon perching on the handle bars. We figured we were carrying enough speed to bunny hop the grotto; we were also travelling at a high velocity. Yeah, we were flying high on all the drugs that are just called letters . My toxicology read like a series of gang tags. I spent a lightyear buzzing on Scorpius and Lethe. Wound up on my ass at a statue of the Blessed Virgin.

When I was a poor boy living in the suburbs, chasing down the women living in the suburbs, I had nothing for them.
(I just thought that’s the way kids were supposed to be.)

The mayor came to visit me in my hospital bed, gave a speech about youth delinquency. I didn’t see what was so wrong with boys just tempting fate. I just though that’s the way kids were supposed to be.

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from Set Traps, released April 19, 2016

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