Gunshots or Fireworks

from by Cut Teeth



the kids on the corner
are playing “gunshots or fireworks”
light the fuse on last year’s ruse and watch it burn
they’re betting on the former
against the latter’s old lying word
drop the act - avoid the trap and watch it burn
the camel and its back were barely born intact
the tin horns clapped for the last straw to distract
you and me

don’t you point that gun
don’t point that gun at me

every summer is a double order
a double dose, doubled over in pain
oh yeah - trouble, trouble
come huddle over the flame

the hustler’s town got smaller
and its cracked smile stayed the same
every gun’s worth a golden dollar
and every kid curses the game


from Night Years, released October 28, 2014



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