Archive for December 12th, 2010

something for nothing

By Larry Jones

Hey Mister,
wanna buy a rock?

A little girl,
maybe eight years old,

her table set up
her mother nearby
and a sign,

10 cent rocks
25 cent rocks
50 cent rocks

I bought a fifty cent rock,
tipped her a quarter.

What kind of parent
teaches their kid
this kind of shit?

What kind of man
goes along with the hustle
gives a little girl
something for nothing?

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