living in suburbia

in ranch style houses

on manicured lawns with lawn jockeys

black as coal: lighting their way

racist pigs, pretending their not

arguing every evening over martinis

about infidelities

while children hide in closets

fearful of being beaten

womanizing husbands, handsome and muscular

trashy housewives, too much makeup and breasts too big

children cruel, torturing small animals

dirty faces and snotty noses

go to church on Sunday

together

god will forgive your sins

return to your lives

cheating

lying

screaming

fighting

all hidden behind their domestic bliss

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