Palpitations from a mom and pop postcard

Pop pop pop

Mom n’ pop

Pop pop

 

Where’d they

Go, where’d they

Go?

 

Mom n’ pop

Mom n’ pop

Soda pop

Knee high

Wee high

 

Give us credit

When everything

Else is due

 

I’ll get

You next

Time

 

Pop pop pop

Now he’s gone

 

Mom mom

And pop

Pop

 

Cans flying

Off shelves

 

Rice falling out

Of a hole in

The bag

 

The hour glass

Moment has arrived,

Taken shape

 

Pop pop, mom

And pop

 

Poppin’ off

At the mouth

Trying to buy cigarettes

And beer

 

Pop pop pop

Knew we was kids

Swinging off the

Licorice vine

 

And the wine was

On the shelves, that

Cheap wine that uncle

You know who used to

Down until it burned

His gut

 

Pop pop pop

Mom and pop, pop

 

An arcade of memories

Pop pop pop’d from

The shelves

 

Picked off

Each year

Each day

Each hour

Each second

 

Pop pop pop

The cap off

A bottle of beer

 

Mom and pop

Gone gone gone

Has it been a year?

 

Where’d they go?

Where’d they go?

 

 

© 2016 Tony Robles

 

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