struggle and strife stress and life the gun the knife fight or flight? survival or death flatline or breath right or left what is left when all I can do is write? hunger or eat a roof or the streets my existence unfinished or complete? steal or kill strongarm and harm crack or heroin 2 and a half years or ears filled with childrens unevaporated tears drown or swim me or him the benz and timbs and loot to boot speedtraps and taps shelltoes and hoes sisters and bros only God knows past and present neither's been pleasant living life hesitant commas between my residence so what do I do? sink or swim frown and drown smile and style after crack pills and smack sells immoral and guilt comatose and blank stares circumcised crys desensitized times clocks and clouds blank faces no numbers lost in space mind wonders sink or swim live or die (c)2001 blakverb "quikkie"