Hope

Lyrics

Dahmer got fifteen life sentences today
I’m visiting friends in the hospital
too much fear
too little life for much too long
and all the traffic of the windshields
filled with needy and greedy eyes

someone placed a rose
on the sidewalk
for St. Monica

see the shabby man in the park
drop a sleeping bag
like it was his dead soul
see the cadillac lady
see the skateboard boy
see the man hold the crinkled cardboard sign
will work for food
will work for food
will work for food please

the lady steps out of her sports club
in her pink sports clothes
handing her valet ticket to the valet
there’s one man on each bus stop bench
one with a bridled retriever for eyes
one with a shabby t-shirt that reads:
where exactly are we?
where exactly are we?
where exactly are we?
where exactly are we?

where exactly are we? (where exactly are we?)
where exactly are we?
where exactly are we? (where exactly are we?)
where exactly are we?

someone placed a rose
on the sidewalk