American Avenue

On a hot racist afternoon

Under the swollen skies of June

The City is Hell

& I live here as well.

La ciudad no es justo.

Lamentado gusto.

Euphoric whore fondles her breasts in the street.

Taste my sweat, salty and sweet.

Alcohol vapors drift from the mind of an old fool

Man-made mares destroy the eternal renewal.

Here there is so little time & so much to do,

Here we are, American Avenue.