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2 seconds on the clock.

the man was gay and dead
the green light had just turned red
people just stared as he bled
“its california, victims sue.” the bystander said
and its true that they do what the bystander said

my mother and i had just walked the path
with 2 more seconds to spare
as soon as we crossed, a car took the dare
in trying to make the light by a hare

SCREEEEEEECHHHH-BANG!

the man was gay and dead
all cars rubbernecked ahead
a man came running up the path
crying.
because his man was dying.

my mother and i watched as he laid
motionless among the concrete
“he shouldn’t be laying down” i said
“we can’t touch him, he’ll sue” is what the bystander said

why does it have to be this way?
cars collide everyday
waiting for help thats underway
just to be helped but as we watch them lay
they’re dying.

“HELP ME!” i screamed
“GET THIS GUY UP”
“i’m sorry, he’ll sue, you’re out of luck.”
“SO YOU’D RATHER WATCH HIM DIE? IS THAT WHAT THIS IS?-
YOU HAVE YOUR LIFE, DONT LET HIM LOSE HIS.”

the bystanders became helpers
instead of standing, they were kneeling
and when the ambulance came to take over
the man was gay and breathing

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