cardboard cut out

If poverty’s just an insecurity
therapy might cure it.

and that’s the sort of shit
we get,
but we get used to it.

‘trying to raise some cash and get a hostel bed?’
more likely buying hash or crack or heroin instead,

I don’t pin my hopes on homeless soaks
or drug induced narcosis.

and anyway the wage is set at
minimum which is just a way to say
that we’re not worth it,
and that’s the sort of shit we get
but we get used to it

© 2018, John Smallshaw.