he possessing all religion
he denouncing brick
he building empires kingdoms pyramids palaces
tosses matches to them watch 'em blaze
he who knows it does not matter what you build
or how far you drag body through dirt
but how much dirt are you trekking into the castle
how dirty is the kings gown how loud will you shout
our mighty fraud leader.
queen of the underdogs prince of the paupers
brother of a lineage bulldogs prowling through city slickers
bobcats easing through jungles
losing legs and arms and limbs like nothin'
he's headin down to the african continent.
trail blazin boyscout how i feel you
roaming eternal roaming
wounds through the heart at outcast extremes
exiled from your country by your own design
your art put on hitler's display, "degenerate degenerate degenerate"
they taunted you.
you gave glory
and they tossed it in the river.
how they praise you and do not heed your words
how they admire your rebellion and
conform, miming historians
how guilty i feel to read you in warm piss swimming pool
i wish to read you in the egyptian desert
walkin like an egyptian
with odetta jack dan
or on the hunt
or on the road
artificial cave canned holy sprayed on wall masking tape duct tape
whole 9 yards of it
you of deepest blue wrongful colors mixed in
pure by that which has dirtied you
an untouchable youth on fire
the kind they condemn in the schoolhouse
the kind they envy
they wish for it all