In a neighborhood

A place where the sun shines

But the feelings inside every soul

Is dark and demented.

Abusive fights,

Silent screams,

And fearful tears.

The kids were high

Like kites in the sky

But they used drugs to get that way.

Every innocent face

Turned into a selfish pit

Of self-loathing or self-worship.

Smiles are fake

And evil

When given.

Even the adults

In that place

Wish for something more than 'this'.

Late night parties

With wasted

And aggressive teens.

The schools are filled

With pedophiles

And children that have weapons.

When people walked down the street

They turned their heads

Side to side.

Fear guides us

Into every step

In the small desert town.