She steps out of the skintight laundromat
but like Bo Diddley
behind stained-glass Ray-Bans
strumming tombstones in the rain
& I said "You furnish the
delicata & the ocean of pain
I'll handle the employees"
It was a case of what you believe versus
what you set fire to in the backyard
& wading through the knee-high beach grass
nothing adds up but it doesn't matter
x equals delirium which is what it felt like
down at the Discount Karma Store
"You get what you pay for"
at the corner of Easy Street & Kamikaze Blvd