KELLY JILBERT

 

SAY

 

 

Say Kenworth to me.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Go ahead and try it.

Say big, blue K-wopper.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Get your face smash in.

Say 13 gears on that big motherfucker.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††53 foot trailer - back that sucker in.

Say W-900 to me.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Go right on and try it.

Say air-ride seats.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Iíll flatten you right now.

Say 550 horsepower ĖĖ impressive isnít it?

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††18 wheels, off they carry him.

Say goodbye honey.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Go on down the road now.

Say see you soon lover.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Turn around, drown in tears.

Say godspeed baby.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††He has got to go now.

Say speed on down the highway. Rip my heart right out.

 

 

 

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Heavy boots crusted with shit

and pavement-

Levis drenched with what the toilet should

have caught-

Head resting on the piss covered seat-

Watching blood trickle from

nose to

lips to

Chin.

 

Lifted from that spinning floor-

Room where Roger lay dead next to me.

Others, they offered Southern Comfort as a solace-

Another hit, a fix, it all disappeared.

 

I didnít see the trash bag they dumped him in,

Or hear the thump when his body hit the dumpster-

I didnít even see his last breath flutter from him-

I held the needle.

 

 

 

FOR PAM

 

 

Two chicks in a red Chevy Silverado 454

Wearing heavy Harley leather and

Big, black combat boots

Suck down a fifth of So-co, and

Bitching about the

8 of 24 Bud lights

Left in the case behind the seat,

Shift into 4 wd and

Tear ass down the two-track.

 

Two chicks in a white Chrysler Lebaron

Wearing heavy Harley leather and

Big, black combat boots

Flaunt their

Big-breasted-

Tiny-waisted-

Round bootied-

Gender standard by

Pulling up at a stop light and

Exchanging numbers with two cute guys.

 

Two chicks in a black Ford Bronco

Wearing heavy Harley leather and

Big, black combat boots

Go 110 down M-37

Hanging out the windows by their knees while

The stereo pounds out Metallica.

 

Two chicks in a blue Pontiac 6000

Wearing heavy Harley leather and

Big, black combat boots

Drink 3 pitchers of Mai Tais and

Smoke a joint after

Their AA meeting.

 

Two chicks in a silver Honda CRX

Wearing heavy Harley leather and

Big, black combat boots

Cling to one another

After finding their friend in his basement with his head blown off.

 

 

  

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Itís so hot, man-

Heat glowing a watery mirage off the pavement-

Freedom,

Thatís what itís about.

That freedom is flaming-

Licking at those family ties,

Like a starving bitch licks a bone-

Like that blue Kenworth,

Pounding out its freedom in the rearview mirror.

The yellow line pours it out-

Snatches it back on its

Sickening yo-yo timing.

Crossing every line,

State to state-

County to county-

Woman to woman-

Racking up those points.

Itís only twenty bucks for head at a truck stop.