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Invasion of the Hipsters


Hipster Invasion

He walked down soco,
his hands in his pockets
his head turned under the cowboy hat to the wind,
he looked around
and recognized not a face

He went to places he used to go
but it was different
as they streamed by, staring vacantly behind blue blockers and beards, the girls wearing mexican peasant blouses and daisy dukes….

He stopped and looked in a vintage clothing shop
where once there had been a crackhouse
and thought
i used to smoke crack here
than two girls in frye boots walked by
a feathers shopping bag on their arm

Around a corner, finally a familiar face
bob, bob its me ryan
but it wasn’t bob
“whats that?” a man responded with a british accent
it was a stranger with beard and red short shorts
just like how bob used to dress
he stopped and wondered to himself,
where is bob today

Still the stream of hipsters walked by
he ducked in an alley for a quick hit off the schwag roach
trophys is still the same i bet
he ducked into a bar
at least trophys was still the same

Two miserable old drunks in their early 30s hunched over the bar
they used to be in bands, now they had nothing
but honky was playing trophys that night
the men in their early 30s hunched over the bar
not a woman in sight

Back in 2003
this place was rockin

Spectating My Life

It simply has to be this way
Is something I once heard them say
That’s just the way it has to be
Another often said to me

Don’t ask me why, it’s what I said
Embedded deeply in my head
And do it cause I told you to
Is a familiar line from you

Reprimand is what will be
Should I show curiosity
I must obey and question not
While others dictate what I ought

Haven’t I the right to know
Or must I always blindly go
Am I in charge of all my acts
Or are my wheels confined to tracks

Since everyone knows better still
I’m taught to never trust my will
Oh what a life, it’s all planned out
And they, my input did without