Poem: You Know I Robbed A Bank? By Shawn Kilroy

You know I robbed a bank?

I got away with it

Now I'm set for life

 

I have all the cash

I could ever need

And thinks are workin out well

 

Nobody saw my face

I didnt have to leave

town or anything.

 

Just go on livin

With a giant trunk

Full of bills

 

You know I robbed a bank?

I got away with it

Now I'm set for life

 

When I need new sneakers

I just go to the store

And I buy them

 

When the cable bill comes

I pay that shit in cash

No big deal

 

When I'm feelin bored

I go out

And get everybody loaded

 

You know I robbed a bank?

I got away with it

Now I'm set for life

 

All my worries are gone

Now I can focus

On painting

 

Cafes all morning

Restaurant evenings

Then movies

 

Writing my great

Fucking novel

Just for pleasure

 

You know I robbed a bank?

I got away with it

Now I'm set for life

 

Success hasn't changed

The man that I am

Whatsoever

 

Friends aren't jealous

Haters don't hate

From aside

 

The people who know

Me they like me the same as

They used to

 

You know I robbed a bank?

I got away with it

Now I'm set for life

— SHAWN KILROY

Shawn Kilroy is a musician/filmmaker/writer living in Philadelphia. His new album is All Pinocchio's Men.

Photo: Rachel Wescott