"ROACHES, RATS AND ONIONS" COPYRIGHT 2001

 


They say that my species is endangered

because where I live is like a

jungle

My sister is having another baby,

well I'll be a monkey's

uncle.

My teenage years, have barely appeared,

but I feel like I am a

hundred

Our population is falling and my blood

pressure is rising because we are dying

younger.

My eyes, are always opened wide, because

killers and cut-throats live among

us

The things I've seen, and the screams I've

screamed, are terrifying enough to numb

ya.

No one will give me the answers to my questions,

so I am left to

wonder

When will the "someday" come when

"we shall overcome" and...



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