If poverty’s just an insecurity
therapy might cure it.
and that’s the sort of shit
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.