The Times of Skim Milk – Alex Osman

This kid sold cans of soda by the bridge
Over the creek where his mom drowned kittens
Marissa sold illegal reptiles
Some guy was stabbed in a meth dispute
His brother got sick after drinking the water
And had to miss the homecoming game
Fingered this girl with carpal tunnel
And spraypainted their initials on the concrete
Everything in that town changed
But the paint never faded

A recovering cokehead bought a Pepsi
And shotgunned the soda
In the middle of the bridge
Everyone says,
“He’s changed”