I never fully understood
Why my parents left Russia

It took 1 visit to Moscow:

A lack-luster New York, with
Grey graphite ground
Poorly plagiarized, Americanized
Like the residue of this dull, lifeless
Pink felt-tip marker

Like bubble gum that's long lost it's taste,
It's original flavor

We've all moved on, progressed (new beat)

Time to keep up,
Time to keep in time