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If Bread Is All, Baby

If bread is all, baby,
the fat man on the corner
has a ticket to heaven
in his billfold -

If bread is all, baby,
the rich boy with the car
keeps love stashed
in his glovebox -

If bread is all, baby,
the man with the big house
decorates its rooms
with ecstasies -


But if you think so, baby,
why did you read this?

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The Sunnyland Express

I can't see up close, anymore, without glasses;
I think that's why I bought the motorcycle.
Now, when I wake alone, in the dark before dawn,
instead of wondering why God left me here,
I can look out the kitchen window
at that black beast gleaming on the sidewalk
and wonder why I bought the motorcycle.
My sons and daughters, now become
the grownups of the family, are bound to say

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