19 Jul 2016 – Siren Call

Post-Traumatic trail-mix streets,
I suggest you shun these treats!
Shifty eyes, anarchist tweets,
even cops now dread their beats.

Arms-race alleys, tracer glows,
where on Earth did good men go?
Bobble-heads shout blow-by-blow –
fear the ones who claim to know.

Don’t be stupid, don’t start fights,
don’t you dare go out at night!
Off his meds, a “good man’s” “rights”
might not live to see the light.

Hatred’s halitosis falls,
filling streets and bathing all.
Show the world both grit and gall –
just ignore that siren call.