yeah man snap snap like that

by William Dixon Smith
Tin Roof Alley Poets
Honorable Mention, June 2010
Judged by Fiona Sampson


so like theres this dude
   yeah
and like you know hes rude
   man
like it was freaking me out like
   snap  snap
like that

so like I totally fronted his play
   yeah
got in his grill you know
   man
like in a back in my day way
   snap  snap
like that

so like he folded in the face of my fury
   yeah
like totally backed down apologized
   man
it was so freaking street you know
   snap  snap
like that

what oh my eye
            yeah
like you know
            man
when you get in someones face
   snap  snap
like that
            crackle and pop
sure gonna follow

yeah man snap snap like that

I admire the lift and rhythmic lightness of this one. The sting in the tail is quickly delivered… --Fiona Sampson

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