Waiting for the Shit to Burn

by Mark William Jackson

In Copenhagen our great leaders

stand and scream to learn,

while I’m just kicking back

waiting for the shit to burn.

Economic crisis hits dope deals

costs more than most can earn,

so I’m just smoking crack

waiting for the shit to burn.

Democracy spreads like cancer

just wait till it’s your turn,

freedom lovers drinking Jack

waiting for the shit to burn.

In the days of tribulation

judgment has been adjourned,

God’s just kicking back

waiting for the shit to burn.

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AS Patric is the award-winning author of The Rattler & other stories (Spineless Wonders, 2011), Las Vegas for Vegans (Transit Lounge, 2012) and Bruno Kramzer (Finlay Lloyd, 2013).

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