Haunted or Exhausted

by wechslerh66

Haunted House

I’m half the monster
I used to be

too much depravity
is bad for the soul

deprivation’s cheaper

Detroit is permanent Katrina

maybe we can take a permanent vacation

baby I’m talking to you

were you up all night
with the wide-eyed spooks
& the cool hand Lukes
of the slums

were they haunted or exhausted

will you recognize the rapture
when it comes

I wish that you would call
no matter what you call me

now that everybody’s in revolt

all the uncle Toms
& the bottle blondes
who never heard the news

tonight we’re gonna burn this town down
back to where it began

maybe it won’t be so different

baby I’m talking to you