" this was a factory
now it's a peaceful oasis "
" this was a discount store
now it's turned into a corn field "
" we used to barbeque
now we just eat nuts and berries "
" and as things fell apart
nobody paid much attention "
" don't leave me standing here
i can't get used to this lifestyle "
... after the news
Arthur took me to visit a friend of his
who lived on 23rd street
in the housing for the blind
i wasn't keen on the idea
but the third time a joint went around
i had some
up came my story of the Peruvian cemetaries
how they were built above ground
if you were wealthy
like a honey comb
most people couldn't afford to buy
so there was a rent paid on them
sometimes for generations
great grand pa
great great great
if you didn't pay
the body was exhumed
and dumped into a large pit in the back
that's where all the bodies that couldn't afford to pay went
if he had an on-line life
would probably have the handle
he would never pay for such a thing
would want to just be tossed in the pit
my mind burbbled
and i said
' the bargain bin '
a fitting fate for someone in love with 99¢ stores
i'm absolutely amazed i could not find this word online
not in dictionaries or through google
is there a standardised spelling for it?
i grew up with a half-polish family
i've always known it: never seen it written
found this in the Yiddish dictionary