Tin pan alley 1924

The demise of western civilization
seen through the eyes of a
smug corporation
where
mutual admiration
eases tensions
manages stress
is I guess
what’s happening now

blame it on the conspiracies,
these are the things we missed
when looking for
monsters.

The East fares no better
where they’re hung by
the letter of law.

Basically
we’re fucked mate,
we
should have taken the
interstate
or
stayed on the
Mason Dixon
Line.

But I’ve always preferred
Birmingham,
in England not Alabama,
mama said,
I can’t say
Alabamy
because that
word’s not
allowed.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.