Friday, October 3, 2008

thoughts on being lower class

poor is never being able to make informed, consensual decisions about your life
but instead just reacting to things that happen to you.

poor is not knowing if you'll ever live in a decent house
without holes in the walls
leaking pipes
missing insulation
or old windows with drafts that sway curtains

poor has no bootstraps
no fridge full of food

poor waits for the month to end

poor is a single pane
cold draft at your back

whispering hurry

-for kathleen

1 comment:

Jbeeky said...

I love your poetry.