Du-wop boys sit on the stoop
While booty-short girls speak of stone-cold souls
They’ve sent to cisterns.
Neither winking nor thinking
That years to come they will wear a lowered brow
Beating their chests in sack-cloths of regret.
But, the du-wop boys will go on singing their dittys
Sitting pretty on a South-East DC street
Repeating the names of babies flushed away
While they were playing...men.