Scenes From the Ghetto

by Long Rhodes

Pissy mattresses
used by future olympians
doing backflips and tumbles

Used heroin needles
left on the ground
by those forgotten
down on luck 
and have given up

Broken beer bottles
thrown by party people
who've had too much
of a good time

Junebug, RayRay, and 'em
plottin' on a fast way to get rich
smokin' some 'dro on the corna
doin' they street pharmacy thang
supplyin' medicine for those who wanna
ease the pain

The block is hot
with five-oh comin' 'round every 10 minutes
hustlas gettin'; the shake down
endin' up with 5 to 10
for that fast transaction

Easy money

And then
starts a new day
in the ghetto

Scenes From the Ghetto by Long Rhodes

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