This Is What Happens When You Don't Listen

by Rich Boucher

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This Is What Happens When You Don't Listen

You put onions on my burger
when I asked you not to,
onions in my chili even though
I asked you nicely.

You said there were no onions
in the marinara sauce
but I found them -
I found them -
you must think I'm a hooker;
you people must think I'm a fool;
you think what I don't want doesn't matter;
you people are fucking Nazis
with your onions.

You ask me not to blow up your restaurant
but it's too late for that;
there was no justice for me
and there will be no justice for you;
not for Africa, not for America,
not for Cuba, not for Libya,
not for "Belarus", not for Belize,
not for you, not for me.

Tomorrow, tomorrow is a sadness I feel vividly today;
tomorrow is just another baby
who will never get out of diapers;
tomorrow is one more lie
told by those who like onions.

You put onions in your own food
and leave me alone; put onions in your own soup;
don't put them in mine.

You don't run me;
you don't run me;
you don't tell me
what to eat.

Enjoy your onions in Hell, sinner!

You are not my god.

You are not my god.

You are not my god.

You are not my god.

Copyright © 2012 by Rich Boucher.


released March 25, 2012
Words and music by Rich Boucher.



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Rich Boucher Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rich Boucher is a performance poet whose poems have appeared in Adobe Walls: An Anthology of New Mexico Poetry, Fickle Muses, The Rag, The Malpais Review, Crack the Spine, Menagerie, Clutching at Straws, Shot Glass Journal, Mutant Root, Sparkbright, The Mas Tequila Review, Borderline, The Legendary and The Nervous Breakdown. ... more

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