She was such a beautiful white girl
all promise and prestige,
loveliness in her smile and her little turned up nose
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, as they say.
The world is a brown-shirted
jack-booted skinhead thug
who smashes her face against the broken asphalt
slices her tits
and sews her labia shut
“That’ll teach you to talk back, slut!”
I’m just a fat, stubborn swayback
old mule now
with the weight of the world on my back
with malice aforethought I trudge with my eyes clenched shut
Through a dark jungle, rotting and smelling
of groceries, dinner, bills, dishes, dogs, kids, and men
not thankful enough for my good soft mud.
I’m just like Small Pig,
and the world of concrete will never let me forget
where my place is.