On Military Highway, blunt in my hair,
warm smell of crack rocks, rising up through the air.
Behind me in the distance, I saw a blinking light,
my head grew heavy and my sight grew dim.
Should have called it a night.
I thought I could get away ’til I heard the sirens wail.
I was thinking to myself, Oh shit, damn, what the hell?
Then she threw me some sandals, and she showed me the way.
There were voices down the corridor, I though I heard them say:
Welcome to the Norfolk City Jail —
such a dirty place, such a dirty place.
Such a musty place, such a musty place.
Running out of space at the Norfolk City Jail —
all fucking year, all fucking year —
you can find us here.
Our minds are defiantly twisted, all the money we spend.
We got a lot of canteen ho’s we call girlfriends.
Killing these fucking flies is hard, have me in a sweat.
I can hit it with my shoe, still won’t be killing it.
Someone told the captain I was making wine.
He said: We find that shit in here, you’re getting six to nine.
And still those voices are calling from far away.
Wake you up in the middle of the night,
just to hear them say:
We’re doing time at the Norfolk City Jail.
What a nice surprise, what a nice surprise,
found some alibis.
Toothpaste on the ceilings, bagged milk on ice.
Ms. Tammy said: We are all just prisoners here
of our own device.
As we grab our badges they yell: Time to feed!
We try with our plastic spoons, but we just can’t eat the meat.
Last thing I remember, I was twitching on the floor–
taser electrocuting my back. I can’t take anymore.
Relax, said the policeman, we are programmed to receive
You can bond out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
Angel Flowers Carrier
Laura Ko Knight