1. Friday, January 28, 2005

    barter control 

    mohammed wears these little knit caps

    not like the gang members whose caps are

    blue and black

    sloppy and snarling

    ominous in their coverage

    mohammeds is grey

    with little white patterns

    folded up where it oughtta be.

    his son’s name is mohammed and about thirty

    and works the register while dad wears old sweaters

    keeps his arms crossed and back to

    the pepsi fridge and

    watches the transactions take place.

    i havent brushed my teeth today.

    last night i asked mohammed if they had

    a frequent buyer program

    for the beer.

    i like to joke a little.

    but we buy black label and its like

    seven bucks for a twelve pack

    bud is nine bucks.

    mohammed says

    no my friend

    and you can see the he hasnt

    brushed his teeth today

    either.

    bunnie + waking up in amsterdam + galitechnia + red room