Frisco Body Frisco Soul

Suck the marrow from our bones
Gut the innards of our homes
Condemn the history on our walls

Frisco body
Frisco soul

Bullet from a
cop’s gun
piercing the black
body

scarlet ripples shiver
over the skin of the
bay

Frisco body
Frisco soul

our block, our home,
our playground, our
corner store, the place where
I took my first step

(The real estate developer’s wet dream)

Frisco body
Frisco soul

The word Frisco removed
from our flesh and bones by
high pressure hoses leaving
behind the smell of death

Frisco body
Frisco soul

Strip the murals of color
Strip the heart of blood
Strip skin from bone

Frisco body
Frisco soul

The city sits
deep in our skin, the
light still shines in the
sockets of our eyes

Frisco born
and bred

Frisco body
Frisco soul

(c) 2015 Tony Robles

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