curse of the black pear

Bring Our Curses Home
The Mountain Goats and Kaki King
Bring Our Curses Home

Water floods the pharmacy
People sliding down the aisle
Emerging into the moonlit night
All smiles, all smiles
Wished I was down there with them
Reaching for that third rail
Saw them on the TV though
As they herded them down to jail

That night someone brought some shoes in
From Los Angeles or Portland I forget
Mad scramble for the boxes
Everything got wet
Wingless, broken insects
Trapped in honeycomb
On that wasteful day
When I bring my curses home

from Black Pear Tree (2008)