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The Rabbits Have Taken an Interest

by Jon Fotch


Being a drunk in the suburbs is tough

You have to always act like you aren't drunk

You can't stumble, or slur your words, or pick a fight




You have to walk straight

Look straight

You have to plan your moves far in advance

Otherwise you might slip on the pool deck

This would draw attention


The trick is to operate under some kind of observable routine

They need to see routine


Go to the grocery store

Mow the lawn

If you see someone jogging




Remember always that they're watching


Trash Day is Friday

Have the cans out Thursday night

Everyone has the cans out Thursday night


I put chicken wire around the roses I planted

The rabbits have taken an interest