Gangsta as Sky City’s high rolling clan lab Chinese
Gangsta as Premo Block D. Gangsta as the Sindi.
Gangsta as the Blenheim iwi-Lone Legion beef
Gangsta as Celtics singlets bandaging bleeding Bloods
Gangsta as craniums cracked on kerbs by kinghittin thugs
Gangsta as a Nelson league team givin’ gooks the bum’s rush
Gangsta as sandpaper scalps and swastika-stickered skin
Gangsta as the hoodrats Becroft’s too soft to discipline,
and that nerd’s arm snappin, and the Harris Gang chucklin.
Gangsta as the Hudsons, the Duffys, the Browns
Gangsta as the Fourth Reich guy with Die Nigger Die tatted on his brow
Gangsta as the Police Gang on the prowl.
Gangsta as the freedom to associate.
Gangsta as the Killer Clown Fiends’ prison Ritalin trade
Gangsta as solitary Gs catching up on their lost NCEA
Gangsta as that black and spewing Bay of Plenty pollutant: the Filthy Few
Gangsta as the Nomads, Horowhenua’s rotten tooth
Gangsta as Mossie’s tangi, the thousand-long lunchline queue.
Gangsta as a dozen Road Knights beside you at the Timaru traffic lights.
Gangsta as the Snitches Get Stitches patches Angels let you buy online
Gangsta as the stubborn Tribesmen on their Jap bikes
Gangsta as Junior Warriors getting jumped on the Viaduct
Gangsta as the Wairoa Mob’s scrum for top dog
Gangsta as shot mobsters refusing to see a doctor.
Gangsta as staunching out a teacher.
Gangsta as havin a different dad every month
And every afternoon, when she wakes up, you get a few crumbs of mum.