The Thing About Being Poor

Here’s the thing about being poor
It costs money just to walk out the door
So you stay inside and isolate
Because of your financial state
You laugh and try to crack a joke
But your friends stopped calling because you’re broke

T J Therien

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We are a culture of cannibals
We make wine of sweat and blood
Hope and despair administered in intervals
But only after being dragged through the mud
Dog eat dog eat each other whole
We’re fed scraps that fall from the feast
One by one we all sell our soul
Usually when we expect it least

T J Therien