Poetry

Quarter Life

Grab a bag of quarters, it's a quarter past 4.

Walk a couple blocks to the 'cade by the store

Where you pay a couple coins to play a couple minutes

longer if you win it. If you don't, then you're finished.

10 second counter unless you bring a little more,

it can take a lot of change to get atop a top score.

Pack pixels in your pupils, bash buttons with your digits.

The inputs are quite limited, the combos are infinite.

Win the ticket strips, stuff 'em careful in your bag

pool them with your friends to get the best prize swag.

No snacking near the cabinets. Keep the joysticks clean.

and you're banned if you bump on the pinball machine!

UV glow, RGB screens,

CRT flicker, LED beams

In before dinner, still playing after sunset

I've got a few more quarters so I'm not quite done yet.

Quarter Life

Grab a bag of quarters, it's a quarter past 4.

Walk a couple blocks to the 'cade by the store

Where you pay a couple coins to play a couple minutes

longer if you win it. If you don't, then you're finished.

10 second counter unless you bring a little more,

it can take a lot of change to get atop a top score.

Pack pixels in your pupils, bash buttons with your digits.

The inputs are quite limited, the combos are infinite.

Win the ticket strips, stuff 'em careful in your bag

pool them with your friends to get the best prize swag.

No snacking near the cabinets. Keep the joysticks clean.

and you're banned if you bump on the pinball machine!

UV glow, RGB screens,

CRT flicker, LED beams

In before dinner, still playing after sunset

I've got a few more quarters so I'm not quite done yet.

Grab a bag of quarters, it's a quarter past 4.

Walk a couple blocks to the 'cade by the store

Where you pay a couple coins to play a couple minutes

longer if you win it. If you don't, then you're finished.

10 second counter unless you bring a little more,

it can take a lot of change to get atop a top score.

Pack pixels in your pupils, bash buttons with your digits.

The inputs are quite limited, the combos are infinite.

Win the ticket strips, stuff 'em careful in your bag

pool them with your friends to get the best prize swag.

No snacking near the cabinets. Keep the joysticks clean.

and you're banned if you bump on the pinball machine!

UV glow, RGB screens,

CRT flicker, LED beams

In before dinner, still playing after sunset

I've got a few more quarters so I'm not quite done yet.