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Bulletproof Vest Palpitations

It’s Faint Paddies Day
from my oxy scarce commuter view

At this Rocky Mountain skin altitude,
death is always on the dispatch menu

Faint Paddies 
be sweating onion fear on a ghetto roll
Cry babies
be diaper blues potty wailing —  
Siren screams taking an asphalt stroll

Smurf Daddies
love talking wise guy tough 
to rearview mirror images of 
cowering suspects in handcuffs

Fraidy Cats
got a lot of Deputy Dawg courage,
when speed bumping 
on suburban perimeter patrol

Fear oozes thru those lynx pores
when their metal horse
flee chase coyotes 
across the Eight Mile border

Faint Paddies
flipping raw confessions
on a roadside interrogation grill

Tin star bipedal protection
got a twitchy finger condition
Bulletproof vest palpitations,
pulmonary trigger beats cowardly lethal

Skeleton key dirt cell slams 
given on a gutless command serve
Phantom guns found
in back-turned raised hands

the bravest of the few 
are fear-tested and duly sworn

Testimony given at the murder trial
is wrist slap fraternal suborned

Civilian low-grade paid to go do a thankless job
most don’t wanna do
Close call jugular boo ...
Tremor callouses builds on a pearl handle knob

Baby back blues got spineless, choke barrel nerves ...
rushing into terror laid danger zones,
with their faint hearts spinning on a swivel swerve

Faint Paddies
Bulletproof vest Fraidy cats
on creep patrol
Wielding their hollow metal courage,
cowardly so

Shaky words of brass sympathy
given bereavement cold
Widow morgue lamentations
are coroner orphan told

Blue smurf Lassies,
with pretend Bravehearts,
on a bullet hole roll ... 
firing palpitation tears of timidity

Faint Paddies Day
is always a green brew boo-hoo 
Last Mile holiday 

Faint Paddies
get no public pity hoisted cheer 
handkerchief pose
This is the fear profession 
they willingly chose

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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